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PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 17 



TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL EEPORT 



State Board of Charity 



MASSACHUSETTS 



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BOSTON 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 

18 Post Office Square 

1906 



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Approved by 
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CONTENTS 



PAGE 

Title Page i 

Approval by State Board of Publication ii 

Table of Contents iii-iv 

Recommendations for Legislative Action v 

Past and Present Members of the Board vi-vii 

Presentation of Report viii 

Part I 

New Legislation 1-12 

Organization of the Board 13-14 

By-laws of the Board 14-16 

The State Out-door Poor 16-29 

Cases of Sick State Poor 17-24 

Cases of Leprosy 18-23 

Cases of Wife-settlement 25-26 

Cases of Temporary Aid 27-28 

Expenses 29 

Settlement Work 29-31 

Removals 32-33 

The State Minor Wards 33-56 

Children Over Three Years of Age 34-47 

Children Under Three Years of Age 47-56 

The State Institutions 57-75 

The State Hospital, Tewksbury 57-61 

The State Farm at Bridgewater 61-67 

The Lyman School for Boys 67-70 

The State Industrial School for Girls 70-72 

The Massachusetts State Sanatorium 72-75 

The County Truant Schools 75-80 

Tuition of Children by Cities and Towns 80-83 

The Penalty Incurred by Cities and Towns, etc 83-84 

Immigration 84-93 

The City and Town Paupers 94-98 

The Massachusetts School and Home for Crippled and Deformed 

Children i»8-100 

The Board's Finances 100-107 

List of Employees of the Board 107-11:? 

Proceedings of the Board 114-121 

Index to Part I 121-123 



CONTENTS. 



Paiit II 

Reports of Certain Cluirituble Corporations 



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The City and Town Almshouses 

Thk Pauper Abstract 

Table I. — Number and Cost of City and Town Poor 
Part I. — Cost of Support and Relief 
Part II. — Number Supported and Relie\ 
Part III. — Whole Number and Treatment of the 
Several Classes of Paupers 
II. — Classification and Location of the Town's Poor Fully 
Supported March 31, 1905 

III. — Population of the Town Almshouses, March 31, 190 

1904, and 1905 

IV. — Census of Pauperism, 1904 and 1905 

V. — County Summary of Classified Receipts and Expenses 
on Pauper Account, 1994-1905 .... 
VI. — City and Town Pauperism, 1885-1905 . 
VII. — Number of Poor in Institutions Sept. 30, 1863-1904 
VIII. — Average Number of Poor in Institutions since 1863 
IX. — Total Net Annual Cost of All Paupers in Massachu 
setts. State and Town, 1878-1905 
Finances and Population of Fivk State Institutions 
Tablf. X. — Valuation of Five Institutions 
XI. — Receipts of Five Institutions 
XII. — Expenditures of Five Institutions 

XIII. — Comparative "Weekly Cost . 

XIV. — Kind and Cost of Provisions 
XV. — Population, Expense, and Financial Condition 



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102-142 
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115-128 

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RECOMMENDATIOXS. 



EECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOK LEGIS- 
LATIVE ACTION 



1. Providing for the transmission of letters from inmates of insti- 
tutions to the State Board of Ctiarity. (Part I, p. 119.) 

2. Amending the laws relating to juvenile courts. (Part I, p. 36.) 

3. Removal of insane from State Hospital. (Part I, p. 60.) 

4. Raising the age limit of children committed to jails, etc., in de- 
fault of bail. (Parti, p. 121.) 



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State House, Boston, December 29, 1905. 
To His Excellency the Qovernor ajid the Honorable Council : 

The Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the State Board of 
Charity is herewith respectfully presented. 

LEONTINE LINCOLN, Chairman 

HENRIETTA G. CODMAN, Vice-Chairman 

CHARLES F. DONNELLY 

EDWARD HITCHCOCK 

LABAN PRATT 

FRANCES GREELY CURTIS 

CHARLES H. ADAMS 

DAVID F. TILLEY 

CHARLES R. JOHNSON 



REPORT 



State Board of Chaeity 



Part I 



General Work of the Board 



GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



ISTew Legislation". 
The eight Acts immediately following, — viz., (chapter 115) 
amending the law relating to decennial pauper returns, (chapter 
159) enlarging the membership of the Board of Trustees of 
the State Sanatorium, (chapter 162) relative to the preparation 
of plans for almshouse buildings, (cha'pter 303) reducing the 
age of pauper children permitted to be retained in almshouses, 
(chapter 285) authorizing the visitation of city as well as of 
to^\Ti paupers by the State Board of Charity, (chapter 348) 
providing for the complete separation of tramps and vagrants 
from other inmates of almshouses, (chapter 464) providing for 
the protection of minor wards of the Commonwealth in the 
religious belief of their parents, (chapter 474) providing for 
the care and treatment of persons infected with leprosy, — 
were passed on the recommendation of the Board. The remain- 
ing laws cited, affecting the work of the Board, are: (chapter 
244) relative to the employment of prisoners, (chapter 240) 
relative to the removal of prisoners to the temporary industrial 
camp, (chapter 344) requiring labor from tramps and vagrants 
lodged by cities and towns, (chapter 269) amending the law 
relating to the abandonment of infants by raising the age of 
such infants from two years to ten years, (chapter 355) author- 
izing the establishment of a hospital for tuberculous prisoners, 
(chapter 211) establishing a new fiscal year for the Common- 
wealth. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 115.] 

An Act relative to decennial returns of overseers of the 

POOR. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section forty-one of chapter eighty-one of the Eevised Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out the said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section J^l. In the year nineteen 



4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

hundred and five and in every tentli year thereafter the return of 
tlie overseers of the poor shall contain true and correct answers to 
such additional inquiries as the state board of charity may deem 
it advisable to make. Approved February 28, 1905. 

[Acts of 1^)05, Chapter 159.] 

An Act to increase the number of the trustees of the 

massachusetts state sanatorium. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The number of the trustees of the Massachusetts 
state sanatorium is hereby increased to seven, two of whom shall 
be women; and the governor is hereby authorized to appoint, with 
the advice and consent of the council, before the first Monday in 
July, the additional trustees thus provided for. In the year nine- 
teen hundred and ten, and in every fifth year thereafter, three trus- 
tees shall be appointed, and in every other year one trustee shall 
be appointed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 9, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 162] 

An Act relative to the preparation of plans for almshouse 

buildings. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

The state board of charity is authorized to advise with and assist 
overseers of the poor in the preparation of plans for almshouse 
buildings, the expenses to be paid from the appropriation for ex- 
penses of the board. Approved March 10, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 303.] 

An Act relative to the placing of pauper children in 

families. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. Section five of chapter eighty-one of the Revised 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the word " four ", in the 
second line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — two, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 5. In every city and town, said 
overseers shall place every pauper child who is in their charge and 
is over two years of age in a respectable family in the Common- 
wealth, or in an asylum therein, to be there supported by the city 
or town according to the laws relative to the support of the poor 
until they can be otherwise cared for. The overseers, personally 
or by agent, shall visit such child at least once in three months and 
make all needful inquiries as to his treatment or welfare. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 5 

Section 2. Section seven of said chapter eighty-one is hereby 
amended by striking out the word " eight '% in the fifth line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — five, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 7. No such child who can be cared for as pro- 
vided in section five without inordinate expense shall be retained 
in an almshouse unless he is a state pauper or an idiot, or other- 
wise so defective in body or mind as to make his retention in an 
almshouse desirable, or unless he is under the age of five years and 
his mother is an inmate thereof and is a suitable person to aid in 
taking care of him. Approved April 17, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 285.] 

An Act relative to the visitation of city and town paupers 

BY the state board OF CHARITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section four of chapter eighty-one of the Revised Laws is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word " where ", in the second line, 
the words : — city or, — so as to read as follows : — Section Jf. 
The state board of charity may visit and inspect all places where 
city or town paupers are supported in families. 

Approved April 13, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 348.] 

An Act relative to persons received in workhouses and 

almshouses as tramps or vagrants. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and seventy- 
four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word " Commonwealth '', in the 
sixth line, the words : — and persons received therein as tramps 
or vagrants without commitment, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. Persons committed to any workhouse or almshouse 
established under the provisions of section one of chapter thirty of 
the Revised Laws, for vagrancy, drunkenness or petit larceny, or as 
night walkers, rogues or vagabonds, or for any other offence against 
the laws of the Commonwealth, and persons received therein as 
tramps or vagrants without commitment, shall be confined in sep- 
arate and distinct quarters in such workhouse or almshouse and shall 
not be permitted to associate or communicate with the pauper 
inmates thereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 28, 1905. 



6 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 464.] 

An Act relative to the protection of minors in the reli- 
gious BELIEF OF THEIR PARENTS, WHEN SUCH MINORS ARE 
WARDS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. Xo parents, or surviving parent, of any minor child 
in the care or under the supervision of the state board of charity, 
or of any state commission, or of any state board of trustees, shall 
be denied the right of any child of theirs to the free exercise of the 
religions belief of his parents and the liberty of worshipping God 
according to the religion of his parents, or surviving parent, or of 
the religion which his parents professed, if they are both deceased; 
and no minor child in the care, or under the supervision of any 
state board of charity, or of any state commission, or state board 
of trustees, shall be denied the free exercise of the religion of his 
parents, or of his surviving parent, or of his parents if they are 
both deceased, nor the liberty of worshipping God according to the 
religion of his parents, whether living or deceased. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. Approved May 25, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 474,] 

An Act to provide for the care and treatment of persons 
infected with leprosy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The state board of charity, subject to the approval 
of the governor, shall be authorized to take in the name and for 
the use of the Commonwealth land in fee by purchase or eminent 
domain, and to erect and maintain thereon a hospital for the cus- 
tody, care and treatment of persons afflicted with leprosy, and for 
said purpose may expend a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dol- 
lars. 

Section 2. Within sixty days after any land is acquired or 
taken under this act said board shall file and cause to be recorded 
in the registry of deeds for the county in which such land is situ- 
ated a description thereof sufficiently accurate for its identification, 
together with a statement of the purpose for which the same is 
acquired or taken, which description shall be signed by a majority 
of said board. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 26, 1905. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



[Acts of 1905, Chapter 244,] 

An Act relative to the employment of prisoners. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and twenty-five of the Revised 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out section twenty-nine and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 29. Prisoners 
in the state prison, the Massachusetts reformatory, the reformatory 
prison for women, the state farm, the temporary industrial camp 
for prisoners, or in any jail or house of correction, may be em- 
ployed in the custody of an ofiicer in caring for public lands and 
buildings, but no prisoner shall be employed outside the precincts 
of the place of his imprisonment in doing work of any kind for 
private persons. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March SO, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 240.] 

An Act relative to the removal of prisoners to the tempo- 
rary industrial camp for prisoners. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. Section ninety-six of chapter two hundred and 
twenty-five of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word " from '', in the first line, the words : — the Massa- 
chusetts reformatory, the state farm, and the, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 96. They may remove prisoners from the 
Massachusetts reformatory, the state farm, and the jails and houses 
of correction to the temporary industrial camp for prisoners and 
may, at any time, return them to the place of imprisonment from 
which they were removed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 344.] 

An Act relative to the lodging of tramps and vagrants by 
cities and towns. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Cities and towns which provide lodging for tramps and vagrants 
shall require them, if physically able, to perform labor of some kind 
in return for the lodging and food furnished to them; and the 
places in which such persons are lodged shall be kept in such order 
and condition as may be prescribed by the state board of health. 

Approved April 26, 1905. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



[Acts of 1905, Chapter 269.] 

Ax Act relative to the abandonment of children by parents 

OR OTHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section ten of chapter eighty-three of the Revised Laws is hereby 
amended by striking out the word " two ", in the first line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — ten, — and by inserting 
after the word " parent '', in the second line, the words : — or being 
under a legal duty to care for it, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 10. Whoever abandons an infant under ten years of age 
within or without any building, or, being its parent, or being under 
a legal duty to care for it, and having made a contract for its board 
or maintenance, absconds or fails to perform such contract, and 
who for four weeks after such absconding or breach of his con- 
tract, if of sufficient physical and mental ability, neither visits nor 
removes such infant nor notifies the overseers of the city or toAvn 
in which he resides of his or her inability to support such infant 
shall be punished by imprisonment, if a man, in the house of cor- 
rection, or, if a woman, in the reformatory prison for women, for 
not more than two years; or, if the infant dies by reason of such 
abandonment, for not more than five years. Whoever knowingly 
and with wrongful intent aids or abets in abandoning such infant 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars 
or by imprisonment for not more than two years. 

Approved April 6, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 355.] 

An Act to authorize the board of prison commissioners to 
establish a hospital for prisoners having tubercular 

DISEASE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. With the approval of the governor and council the 
board of prison commissioners is hereby authorized to erect on the 
land now occupied by the temporary industrial camp for prisoners 
at Rutland, suitable buildings to be used as a hospital prison for 
the confinement and treatment of prisoners having tubercular 
disease. 

Section 2. When such buildings are ready for occupancy the 
prison commissioners may remove thereto any male prisoner in the 
state prison, the Massachusetts reformatory, the state farm, or in 
any jail or house of correction, who appears by the certificate of the 
prison physician to be suffering from consumption or any disease 
of a tubercular nature. They may at any time return to the 
original place of imprisonment any prisoner so removed. A prisoner 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 9 

shall be held in the place to which he is so removed or returned 
according to the terms of his original sentence. 

Section 3. Any order for the removal or return of a prisoner 
as pro\dded herein may be executed by any officer authorized to 
serve criminal process; and a prisoner who makes an escape from 
such officer while being conveyed to or from said hospital prison, 
shall be deemed to have escaped from the prison to which he was 
originally committed. 

Section 4. A prisoner removed to said hospital prison shall be 
held in the custody of the superintendent of said temporary indus- 
trial camp for prisoners, and shall be governed, employed and 
treated according to such rules and regulations as may be estab- 
lished by the board of prison commissioners with the approval of 
the governor and council. Prisoners held in said hospital prison 
shall be subject to all the laws that are now applicable to the tem- 
porary industrial camp for prisoners. 

Section 5. The prison commissioners are hereby authorized to 
expend, with the approval of the governor and council, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars out of the State Prison 
Industries Fund to provide the buildings and furnishings for the 
said hospital prison. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 1, 1905. 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 211.] 

An Act to establish a new fiscal year for the common- 
wealth. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The fiscal year of all offices, departments, boards, 
commissions, hospitals, asylums, charitable, penal and reformatory 
institutions of the Commonwealth shall begin with the first day of 
December and end with the following thirtieth day of November, 
and all books and accounts therein shall be kept by fiscal years as 
herein established, and the annual reports of all officers, trustees, 
boards and commissions, except the report of the insurance com- 
missioner and except those reports otherwise provided for in this 
act, shall be made to the governor and council, or to the general 
court, as now required by law, except that they shall be made on 
or before the third Wednesday in January, anything in any general 
or special statute now existing to the contrary notwithstanding. 
Such reports shall be deposited with the secretary of the Com- 
monwealth, who shall transmit them to the governor and council 
or to the general court. The financial statements now required by 
law to be included therein shall be made for the fiscal year as 
herein established. The annual meetings of trustees of state insti- 
tutions and of state boards, at which financial statements are re- 



10 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

quired by law to be presented, shall be held in the month of Decem- 
ber in each year. 

Section 2. Section nine of chapter six of the Revised Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " annually '\ in the 
first line, the words : — on the first Wednesday, — and by inserting 
after the word " preceding ", in the third line, the word : — 
fiscal, — so as to read as follows : — Section 9. He shall annually, 
on the first Wednesday in January, report to the general court a 
statement of the transactions of his department for the preceding 
fiscal year, including a specific statement of all warrants remaining 
unpaid and of tlie names of the persons in whose favor they are 
drawn. 

Section 3. Section twenty-one of said chapter is hereby 
amended by striking out the word " January '', in the first line, 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — December, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section. 21. He shall annually in December 
examine the books, accounts and vouchers of the treasurer and 
receiver general; and his own books and accounts shall be subject 
at any time to such examination as the governor and council or the 
general court may order. He shall comply with any regulations 
relative to the duties of his office which may be made in writing 
by the governor and council, and not inconsistent with the provi- 
sions of this chapter. 

Section 4. Said chapter six is hereby further amended by 
striking out section twenty-two and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — Section 22. He shall annually on the first Wednes- 
day in January submit to the general court an abstract of his re- 
port, in print, exhibiting a full and accurate statement of the 
financial condition and transactions of the Commonwealth for the 
preceding fiscal year, and as soon as may be thereafter he shall 
submit, in print, his report in detail. 

Section 5. Section twent3^-five of said chapter is hereby 
amended by inserting before the word " year '\ in the second line, 
the word : — fiscal, — so as to read as follows : — Section 25. Such 
report shall include an estimate, for the current fiscal year, of the 
ordinary and other revenue of the Commonwealth and of the ex- 
penses of the departments, boards and commissions and of all other 
persons acting under the authority of the Commonwealth. Such 
expenses shall be provided for by annual appropriations. 

Section 6. Section twenty-six of said chapter is hereby 
amended by striking out the words " except for the payment of 
salaries ", in the third line, by striking out the word " December ", 
in the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
November, — by striking out the word " current ", in the sixth 
line, and inserting in place thereof the words : — preceding fiscal, — 
by striking out the word " ensuing '\ in the seventh line, and in- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 11 

serting in place thereof the words : — current fiscal, — and by- 
striking out the word " second '\ in the eleventh line, and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — first, — so as to read as follows : — - 
Section 26. Every officer or board having charge of any depart- 
ment requiring an expenditure of money from the treasury of the 
Commonwealth, shall annually, on or before the fifteenth day of 
November, submit to the auditor of accounts estimates in detail 
and in tabular form showing the amounts appropriated for the 
preceding fiscal year and the amounts required for the current 
fiscal year, with an explanation of the necessity of any new or 
increased or decreased expenditures, and citations of the statutes 
relating thereto. The auditor shall embody such estimates, with 
those for his own department, in one document, which shall be 
printed and laid before the general court on the first Wednesday 
of the succeeding January. 

Sectiox 7. Section thirt3^-one of said chapter is hereby amended 
b}^ striking out the word " political ", in the second line, and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — fiscal, — by inserting after 
the word " succeeding ^\ in the third line, the word : — fiscal, — 
and by inserting after the word " succeeding ", in the sixth line, 
the word: — fiscal, — so as to read as follows: — Section 31. If 
an appropriation or a portion thereof is not expended within the 
fiscal year in which it is made or within the succeeding fiscal year, 
it, or the unapplied balance thereof, shall revert to the general 
treasury and shall not afterward be paid out except upon a new 
appropriation. An imexpended balance of an appropriation for a 
specific year may be applied in the succeeding fiscal year to the 
purpose for which the appropriation was made. 

Section 8. Section thirty-seven of said chapter is hereby 
amended by striking out the word " twenty-fifth '\ in the seventh 
line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — first, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 37. Such officers shall, within thirty 
days after the receipt of an advance, file with the auditor a de- 
tailed statement of the amounts expended subsequent to the pre- 
vious accounting, approved by the board authorized to supervise 
such expenditure, and vouchers therefor if they can be obtained. 
All advances so made shall be accounted for and vouchers therefor 
filed with the auditor before the first day of December in each year. 

Section" 9. Section thirty-eight of said chapter is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word " each ", in the fourth line, 
the word : — fiscal, — so as to read as follows : — Section 38. Vay- 
ments authorized by appropriation acts shall be made from the 
ordinary revenue, if no other provision is expressly made therefor. 
Cash from the ordinary revenue on hand at the beginning of each 
fiscal year shall be carried to the account of the ordinary revenue 
of that vear. 



12 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Section 10. Section forty of said chapter is hereby amended 
by striking out the words " montli of ", in the seventh line, and 
inserting in phice thereof the words : — months of December and, 
— and by striking out the word " January ", in the twelfth line, 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — December, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section JfO. No officer shall make purchases or 
incur liabilities in the name of the Commonwealth for a larger 
amount than has been appropriated for the service or purpose for 
which such purchases have been made or liabilities incurred; and 
the Commonwealth shall not be responsible for the acts of its ser- 
vants and officers for any amount in excess of its appropriations. 
Officers or boards may continue their several departments during 
the months of December and January, until the general court other- 
wise orders, at the rate of expenditure authorized by the appropria- 
tions for the preceding year. If expenditures are made in excess 
of appropriations, the officers having charge of such expenditures 
shall annually, on or before the fifteenth day of December, report 
to the auditor the details of such expenditures with the reasons 
therefor, and the auditor shall make a special report of the same to 
the general court early in its session. 

Section 11. Section seven of chapter eighty-four of the Revised 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the word " September ", 
in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — ISTo- 
vember, — so as to read as follows : — Section 7. The trustees of 
each institution named in section two shall annually on the thir- 
tieth day of November cause to be made and sent to the board an 
accurate inventory of the stock and supplies on hand and the value 
and amount thereof, under the following heads : — 

Live stock on the farm, produce of the farm on hand, carriages 
and agricultural implements, machinery and mechanical fixtures, 
beds and bedding in the inmates' department, other furniture in 
the inmates' department, personal property of the Commonwealth 
in the superintendent's department, ready-made clothing, dry goods, 
provisions and groceries, drugs and medicines, fuel, library. 

Section 12. Appropriations of the general court for the year 
nineteen hundred and six shall be made for the eleven months from 
the first day of January to the thirtieth day of November, inclusive. 
Appropriations made by the general court thereafter shall be made 
for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of the preceding 
December and ending on the thirtieth day of the succeeding Novem- 
ber, both inclusive. 

Section 13. Section twenty-seven of chapter six and section 
five of chapter nine of the Revised Laws and all other acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

Section 14. This act shall take effect on the thirty-first day of 
December in the year nineteen hundred and five. 

Approved March 2S, 1905. 



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Okgan^izatiox of the Board. 
There have been no changes in the membership of the Board 
since the close of the official year ending September 30, 1905, 
the members whose terms of office expired during the year hav- 
ing been severally reappointed. The membership is as fol- 
lows : — 

Leoxtixe Lixcolx, Fall Elver, Chairman. 

Mrs. Henrietta G. Codmax, Brookline, Vice-Chairman. 

Charles F. Doxxelly, Boston. 

Edward Hitchcock, M.D., LL.D., Amherst. 

Labax Pratt, Boston. 

Miss Fraxces Greely Curtis, Boston. 

Charles H. Adams, Melrose. 

David F. Tilley, Boston. 

Charles E. Johxsox, Worcester. 

The Standing Committees of the Board are as follows : — 

Committee of General Visitation and Inspection: Mr. Pratt, 
Mr. TiLLEY, Mr. JoHXSOX. 

Committee on State Adult Poor: Dr. Hitchcock, Mr. Pratt, 
Mr. Adams, Mr. Johxsox. 

Committee on State Minor V^ards: Mrs. Codmax, Mr. Dox- 
XELLY, Mr. LixcoLX, Mr. Tilley, Miss Curtis. 

Committee on Inspection of Almshouses: Miss Curtis, ^Ir. 
Pratt, Mr. Adams, Mr. Johxsox. 

Committee on Finance: Mr. Lixcolx, Mrs. Codmax, Mr. Adams. 

The Executive Committee consists of the Chairman, the 
Yice-Chairman, and the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. 

The Superintendent of State Adult Poor is Joshua F. Lewis, 
M.D. ; his deputies are Charles A. Colcord, in charge of the 
in-door poor, and George B. Tufts, in charge of the out-door 
poor. The Superintendent of State Minor Wards is William 
P. Derby, M.D. ; his deputies are Bertha W. Jacobs, in charge 
of the older children, and Sarah M. Crawford, M.D., in charge 
of the infants. John D. Wells is Clerk and Auditor of the 
Board. In addition to these officers, the Board regularly em- 
ploys a paid force of thirty-three men and thirty-four women, 
and receives the gratuitous services of sixty-nine auxiliary 
visitors and one hundred and four almshouse visitors, all women, 



14 STATE BOAKD OF CHAKITY. [P. D. 17. 

and of sixty-seven probation visitors, all men. The names of 
the paid employees, with their several occupations and their 
salaries, and also the names of the unpaid visitors, will be found 
in the latter part of this portion of the Report. 

By-laws of the Board. 
The following by-laws sufficiently indicate the distribution 
of the work of the Board in its several offices. 

1. The Board shall, at its regular meeting in June in each year, 
elect by ballot a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who shall each 
hold office for one year, or until his successor shall have been 
chosen. Any vacancy in the office of Chairman or Vice-Chairman, 
during the year for which he may be elected, shall be filled by 
ballot. In the absence or disability of the Chairman or Vice- 
Chairman, a Chairman pro tempore may be chosen as the Board 
may determine. 

2. Eegular meetings of the Board shall be held on the first 
Friday of each month in the rooms of the Board at the State 
House, at two and one-half o'clock in the afternoon, or at such 
other place and hour as the Board may from time to time direct. 
Special meetings may be called by the Chairman, or, in his absence, 
by the Vice-Chairman, at such time and place as may be most 
convenient for the members of the Board; and in notifpng such 
meetings the Clerk shall specify the subjects to be considered. 
Four members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

3. The Committees of the Board shall be: (1) a Committee on 
State Adult Poor, to consist of four members; (2) a Committee 
on State Minor Wards, to consist of five members; (3) a Com- 
mittee of General Visitation and Inspection, to consist of three 
members; (4) a Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, to con- 
sist of four members; (5) a Committee on Finance, to consist of 
three members: — all to be appointed by the Chairman; (6) an 
Executive Committee, to consist of the Chairman, the Vice-Chair- 
man, and the Chairmen of the Standing Committees. The Com- 
mittee on State Adult Poor and the Committee on State Minor 
Wards shall severally hold meetings immediately before the monthly 
meetings of the Board, for the purpose of considering the reports 
of the Superintendents of Divisions, and preparing recommenda- 
tions for the Board. The Committee of General Visitation and 
Inspection shall make monthly reports to the Board. The Com- 
mittee on Inspection of Almshouses shall superintend and direct 
the visitation and inspection of city and town almshouses, and 
shall make monthly reports to the Board. The Committee on 



Parti.] GENERAL AVORK OF THE BOARD. 15 

Finance shall have general supervision of the expenditures of the 
Board under the several annual appropriations. The Executive 
Committee shall act for the Board in the intervals between its meet- 
ings, whenever immediate action is demanded; such action shall 
be reported at the next regular meeting of the Board, and, if no 
objection is made, shall be regarded as the will of the Board. 

4. There shall be a Clerk of the Board, to be elected by ballot 
at the regular meeting in June in each year, who shall be present 
at the meetings of the Board and of the Executive Committee, 
and keep a record of all transactions; shall receive and disburse 
all money; shall have custody of the Board's records, files, and all 
funds that may come to the Board or its wards; shall audit all 
bills, and render a monthly account of his audits; and shall per- 
form such other duties as may be required of him, including sta- 
tistical work not otherwise provided for. He shall be subject to 
the supervision of the Executive Committee. He shall give a bond 
to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth in the sum of four thousand 
dollars, with suflBcient sureties, for the faithful performance of his 
duties. He shall also act as Clerk of the Committee on State 
Adult Poor. 

5. There shall be a Superintendent of State Adult Poor, to be 
elected by ballot at the regular meeting in June in each year, who, 
subject to the direction of the Board, shall execute all the provi- 
sions of the laws relating to sane inmates of the State Hospital 
and the State Farm, the sick State poor, those ill of dangerous dis- 
eases, and those receiving temporary relief. He shall also make 
all necessary examinations and investigations regarding the settle- 
ment of all sane persons receiving public aid. He shall report to 
the Board, from time to time, for transmission to the State Board 
of Insanity, the names and histories of all unsettled inmates of the 
Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, the Mas- 
sachusetts Hospital for Epileptics, and the Massachusetts School 
for the Feeble-minded. He shall make monthly visits to the State 
Hospital and the State Farm, and quarterly visits to the State Sana- 
torium, and report upon their condition. His reports shall be 
made monthly, and he shall also annually, on or before November 
1, furnish a summary of his work for the year. He shall certify 
monthly to the Superintendents of the Massachusetts Hospital for 
Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, the Massachusetts Hospital for 
Epileptics, and the Massachusetts School for the Feeble-minded, 
the amounts due from cities, towns, and individuals for the sup- 
port of inmates of tlie above-named institutions; and shall per- 
form such other duties as may be required of him. There shall 
be two Deputy Superintendents, who shall be under the direction 
of the Superintendent, and who shall have charge respectively of 
the work relating to the in-door and the out-door poor. 



IG STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

6. There shall be a Superintendent of State Minor Wards, to be 
elected by ballot at the regular meeting in June in each year, who, 
subject to the direction of the board, shall execute all the provi- 
sions of the laws relating to neglected and dependent children and 
juvenile offenders, and shall provide for the placing and visitation 
of all such children. Monthly visits shall be made under his direc- 
tion to the L}Tnan School for Boys and the State Industrial School 
for Girls, with reports upon their condition. He shall make semi- 
annual visits to the county truant schools, and report upon their 
condition. His reports shall be made monthly, and he shall annu- 
ally, on or before Xovember 1, furnish a summary of his work for 
the year, and shall perform such other duties as may be required 
of him. There shall be two Deputy Superintendents, who shall be 
under the direction of the Superintendent, and who shall have 
charge respectively of the children over three years of age and of 
the infants. 

7. All officers elected by ballot, and all agents and other em- 
ployees appointed by the Board, shall hold office during the pleas- 
ure of the Board. 

8. These by-laws may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the 
full Board, at any regular meeting, after previous notice of the 
change that is desired in the same by any member has been mailed 
to each member by the Clerk, three days, at least, before any vote 
shall be taken by the Board to make the proposed change. 

The State Out-door Poor. 
The Statutes provide that before any bills for the support or 
relief of the unsettled poor by cities and towns can be consid- 
ered, notices of the cases shall be sent to the Board; and, in 
accordance with these laws, 10,439 such notices were received, 
during the official year, from 246 cities and towns, on account 
of 23,859 persons; a decrease of 1,212, or about 10% per cent., 
from last year. Of these notices, 6,876, concerning 8,806 indi- 
viduals, were on account of persons too sick to be removed 
(including 618 notices, concerning 748 individuals, on account 
of persons sick with dangerous diseases) ; 863 notices, concern- 
ing 3,964 persons, were for wife-settlement cases; and 2,700 
notices, concerning 11,089 persons, were for temporary aid 
and transportation. Of the total number of notices above 
stated, 1,559, concerning 5,494 individuals, were in cases on 
account of which a previous notice had been received during 
the vear. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 17 

Cases of Sick State Poor. 

The number of sick State poor notices received during the 
official year was 6,8Y6. These 6,876 notices were sent by 194 
cities and towns, concerning 8,806 persons, of whom 6,956 were 
represented as being too ill to be removed. This number shows 
a decrease of 823, or about 10 vlo per cent., as compared with 
the previous year; and, as compared with the official year 1902- 
1903, a decrease of 1,248, or about 15% per cent. The largest 
number of notices received in any one month was 832, in Janu- 
ary; and the smallest, 479, in November. The number of per- 
sons shows a decrease of 847, or about 8% per cent, as com- 
pared with the previous year; and of persons actually sick and 
requiring medical attendance a decrease of 842, or about 10% 
per cent. Of these 6,876 notices, 3,460, or about 50%o per 
cent., were from the city of Boston, viz. : 3,285 from the Boston 
City Hospital, 122 from the Institutions Department, 11 from 
the Board of Health, 41 from the Boston Lying-in Hospital, 
and one on account of persons aided at their homes. 

The number of visits made by the officers of the Board, in the 
investigation of these 6,876 notices, was 12,840. As a result 
of these investigations the Overseers of the Poor were directed 
to discontinue aid in 1,145 cases, — in 1,129 on account of the 
recovery of the patient sufficiently to permit of his removal, 
and in 16 for other reasons manifest to the Board. In 161 cases 
all aid was refused, — in 160 because, at the time of the appli- 
cation, the patient could have been removed without danger, 
and in one for other evident reasons. There were 5,475 cases 
investigated by the visitors; and in 541 cases settlements were 
found, concerning 729 persons. 

By order of the Board 24 persons were sent to the State 
Hospital. Among those reported as sick there were 514 deaths. 

Cases of Dangerous Diseases. 
Of the 6,8 Y6 notices previously stated as received relative to 
the sick State poor, 618 were on account of " smallpox or other 
diseases dangerous to the public health," and provided for 748 
persons, of whom 634 were patients. These notices were from 
38 cities and towns; 372 being for cases of diphtheria, 170 for 



18 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

scarlet fever, 33 for measles, 27 for small-pox, 10 for typhoid 
fever, 5 for leprosy, and one for chicken-pox. In 104 cases 
settlements ^vere foimd, concerning 109 persons. 

There were 28 additional cases of small-pox reported, in 
which no claim for reimbursement was made by the notifying 
city or toT\Ti, for the reason that the patient either had a settle- 
ment in some city or town in the Commonwealth, or was able 
to pay his own expenses, thus making investigation by the 
Board's officers unnecessary. 

Cases of Le^yrosy. 

Following is a brief account of the five cases of leprosy noted 
above, the first three of them having been considered at some 
length in the Board's last Annual Report. 

On April 22, 1904, the Board received notice of the case of 
Frank Pina, 37 years of age, born at Cape de Yerde Islands, 
suffering from leprosy in the town of Harwich, a State charge. 
The Board immediately took full charge of the case, the Har- 
wich authorities meanwhile protesting against the retention of 
the leper in the town. Pina's wife and eight children were 
living in another part of the town. 

On June 2, 1904, at the instance of the Board, the Legislature 
passed the following Act : — 

[Acts of 1904, Chapter 395.] 

An" Act relative to the caee of persons infected with 

diseases dangerous to the public health. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The state board of charity may, if found expedient, 
remove any person who is infected with a disease dangerous to the 
public health, and who is maintained or liable to be maintained by 
the Commonwealth, to any hospital provided for state paupers, or 
may provide such place of reception for such person as is judged 
best for his accommodation and the safety of the public, which 
place shall be subject to the regulations of the board, and may 
remove such person thereto. 

Section 2. Any expenses incurred in carrying out the provi- 
sions of this act may be paid from the annual appropriation for 
expenses in connection with smallpox and other diseases dangerous 
to the public health. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 2, WOJf. 



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On June Y, 190-i, notice was received from the Boston Board 
of Health of the case of Goon S. Dub, a Chinaman, 23 years of 
age, afflicted with leprosy, and isolated at Gallops Island ; accom- 
panied by the request that he be removed to some State insti- 
tution. 

On June 24, 190-i, the Board held a conference with the 
Trustees of the State Hospital with reference to the transfer 
of the two lepers to that institution, under the provisions of the 
new law. The Trustees opposed the transfer in question, and 
the matter was referred to a later meeting. 

During the month of September, 1904, letters were received 
from several Boston experts, expressing the opinion that cases 
of leprosy could be cared for at the State Hospital, if properly 
isolated, with perfect safety to the other inmates. One of these 
physicians stated that '^ the disease is by no means as con- 
tagious as many other affections, such as syphilis for example, 
about which few precautions are taken.'' 

On October 7, 1904, the Board was notified of the case of 
John Roderick, 34 years of age, born in Cape de Verde Islands, 
admitted to the United States Marine Hospital at Chelsea, and 
subsequently discovered to be afflicted with leprosy. The pa- 
tient was afterwards transferred to Gallops Island. 

On October 18, 1904, a communication was received from the 
Trustees of the State Hospital, finally refusing to give their 
consent to the transfer of the lepers to that institution. In 
view of the position taken by the Trustees, which was strongly 
supported by local sentiment, the Board did not think it advisa- 
ble to use the authority conferred upon it by the Act cited above, 
for the purpose of making the transfer to the State Hospital; 
but, availing itself of another provision of the same law, the 
Board proceeded to purchase, at a total cost of $1,610, a farm of 
seventy acres with buildings thereon, in the town of Brewster, 
near the Harwich line, for the purpose of providing for all the 
lepers. This movement, however, met with strong protest on 
the part of the citizens of Brewster and of the neighboring 
towns, which resulted in a public hearing given by the Board 
to the protestants, January 8, 1905. At this hearing, the pur- 
chase of an island, for the purposes of a leper hospital, was 
strongly urged upon the Board. 



20 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

On January 18, 1905, the city of Boston notified tlie Board 
of a fourth leper, Yee Toy, 25 years of age, born in China, cared 
for at Gallops Island. 

In reply to representations made by the Board, the Boston 
Board of Health, in view of all the circumstances, consented 
to retain at Gallops Island the three lepers cared for there, 
until some other provision could be made for them; it being 
understood that the arrangement should be temporary only. 

On January 18, 1905, the Board voted to petition the Legis- 
lature to request the Congress of the United States to provide 
for a national hospital for the care and treatment of lepers, 
and on February 28, 1905, the Legislature passed the following 
Resolutions : — 

Resolutions relative to the establishment of a national 

HOSPITAL OR colony FOR THE CARE AND TREATMENT OF PER- 
SONS afflicted with leprosy. 

Resolved, That the general court of the Commonwealth of Mas- 
sachusetts favors such action by the congress of the United States 
as will provide for the establishment of a national hospital or 
colony for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with leprosy. 

Resolved, That copies of these resolutions be sent by the secre- 
tary of the Commonwealth to the presiding officers of both branches 
of congress, and also to the senators and representatives in con- 
gress from this Commonwealth. 

In Senate, adopted, February 21, 1905. 

In House of Representatives, adopted in concurrence, February 
27, 1905. 

On March 1, 1905, a bill " to provide a leprosarium for the 
segregation of lepers, and to prevent the spread of leprosy in 
the United States," passed the national Senate, but was defeated 
in the House — 180 to 36 — the following day. 

On April lY, 1905, the Governor sent a message to the Legis- 
lature recommending the purchase of the island of E"ashawena 
for the purpose of a prison site and a leper colony. The portion 
of the message relating to the purchase of a prison site was 
subsequently referred by the Legislature to the Governor and 
Council for investigation and report to the next General" Court. 

On April 24, 1905, the to^vn of Wareham notified the Board 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 21 

of the fifth case of leprosy, that of Isabel Barros, 27 years of age, 
born in Cape de Yerde Islands. The Board took charge of the 
case, and isolated the woman with her two children and her hus- 
band, — the latter consenting to remain as her nurse. The 
children were subsequently removed, and provided for in a 
family, at the expense of the State. 

Later in the session, the question of the purchase of land 
for the establishment of a leper hospital being under considera- 
tion, the State Board of Charity took occasion to represent to 
the Legislature that if such a hospital were to be established 
on the main land the sum of $25,000 would probably be suffi- 
cient for the purpose, but that if an island site were to be 
selected, twice that amount would be required. 

On May 26, 1905, the Legislature passed the following 
Act: — 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 474.] 

An Act to provide for the care and treatment of persons 
infected with leprosy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The state board of charity, subject to the approval 
of the governor, shall be authorized to take in the name and for the 
use of the Commonwealth land in fee by purchase or eminent 
domain, and to erect and maintain thereon a hospital for the cus- 
tody, care and treatment of persons afflicted with leprosy, and for 
said purpose may expend a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dol- 
lars. 

Section 2. Within sixty days after any land is acquired or 
taken under this act said board shall file and cause to be recorded 
in the registry of deeds for the county in which such land is situ- 
ated a description thereof sufficiently accurate for its identification, 
together with a statement of the purpose for which the same is 
acquired or taken, which description shall be signed by a majority 
of said board. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 26, 1905. 

In July, 1905, under the provisions of a legislative Resolve 
passed April 28, 1905, the Board re-sold to the inhabitants of 
Brewster the land and buildings purchased for a leper hospital, 
for the exact amount of money paid therefor. 



22 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Penikese Hosintal. 

Later iu July, 1905, the Board, under the provisions of chap- 
ter 474, above cited, purchased the island of Penikese for the 
sum of $25,000, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining 
an institution for the care of lepers, to be known as Penikese 
Hospital. This island, one hundred acres in extent, is one of 
the Elizabeth group, being thirteen miles south of !N'ew Bedford 
and fifteen miles south-west by south from Woods Holl. After 
a careful study of various plans, and consultations with hospital 
authorities, it was decided to erect four cottages, each being 
thirty-six feet long, twenty-seven feet wide, and one story in 
height and containing four rooms, viz., a general sitting-room, 
two bed-rooms, and a kitchen, besides a bath-room and closets. 
They are situated on the westerly side of the island, and are 
well protected by the natural conformation of the land .from 
the prevailing winds and winter storms. On the easterly side 
of the island, at the time of the' purchase, were a farm house, 
somewhat out of repair, and a good barn. The necessary altera- 
tions and repairs have been made at the farm house to adapt it 
to the needs of the Superintendent, Dr. Louis Edmonds, and 
his two assistants. Work was begun on the cottages about the 
middle of August last, and they were finished ^N'ovember 16. 
L'pon an elevation between the cottages and the administration 
building a reservoir, with a capacity of 10,000 gallons, has been 
built, into which water of a good quality is pumped, supplying 
the various buildings, and having sufficient pressure to answer 
all needs in case of fire. 

Two days after the completion of all the construction work, 
the five lepers in the custody of the Board, viz., three in Boston, 
one in Harwich, and one in Wareham, were safely removed to 
their new quarters. The two Portuguese live in one cottage; 
the two Chinamen in another; the Portuguese woman, with 
her attendant, in the third ; while the fourth is occupied at 
present by the male attendant only, but is completely furnished 
and equipped for the reception of any new case. 

It is still to be hoped that, for the relief not only of Massa- 
chusetts, but of other States concerned. Congress will establish 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 23 

a national leper hospital at no distant day. Should this be 
done, the island of Penikese could doubtless be made available 
for other charitable or correctional purposes in connection with 
the work of this Board. 



The following table is an abstract of the sick State poor 
notices received during the last official year. 



24 



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Cases of Wife-settlement. 

The nuiiiber of notices received during the official year was 
863, from 92 cities and towns, concerning 3,964 persons, of 
whom 425 were sick. These figures show an increase in the 
number of notices as compared with the previous year of 70, 
or about 8% per cent; and as compared with the year 1902- 
1903, an increase of 192, or, about 28% per cent. Of these 
863 notices, 306, or about 35% per cent, were from the city 
of Boston. There were 263 new cases investigated by the agents 
of the Board, and 5 settlements were found. Of the 3,964 per- 
sons previously mentioned, 3,101 were acknowledged as set- 
tled, and as 5 settlements were found among the remaining 863, 
the whole number aided by the State was 858, of whom 300 
were sick. The number of visits made in these cases was 1,069. 
As a result of these visits, the local authorities were advised 
to discontinue aid in 14 cases. 

The following table is an abstract of the wife-settlement 
notices received during the year. 



26 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 






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Cases of Temporary Aid. 

The number of notices received was 2,700, concerning 11,089 
persons, from 182 cities and towns. The largest number of 
notices received in any one month was 799, in January; and 
the smallest number was 94, in May. The whole number shows 
a decrease as compared with the preceding year, of 459, or about 
141/^ per cent, and as compared with the year 1902-1903, a 
decrease of 25, or about %o of one per cent. Of these no- 
tices, 257, or about 9^/2 P^^ cent, were received from the city 
of Boston. The number of visits made under all these notices 
was 4,140. There were 1,019 cases investigated by the officers 
of the Board, and 220 settlements were found, covering 766 
persons. As a result of visitation, aid was discontinued in 312 
cases, and in 2 cases aid was refused. There were 75 persons 
removed to the State Hospital; 44 persons refused to be so 
removed, and further aid was declined. 

During the year, bills for the transportation of 254 persons, 
under the temporary aid law, amounting to $1,574.81, were 
allowed. Of these 254 persons, 37 were sent to European 
countries, viz. : Azores, 14 ; Cape Verde Island, 6 ; England, 8 ; 
Ireland, 9; 86 to Canada and other British Provinces; 131 to 
other States, viz.: Connecticut, 16; District of Columbia, 1; 
Kansas, 1 ; Maine, 9 ; ISTew Hampshire, 31 ; New Jersey, 1 ; 
!N'ew York, 55 ; Ohio, 3 ; Rhode Island, 9 ; Vermont, 5. 

In addition to the above, 59 shipwrecked seamen were sent 
from Barnstable, Chatham, ^N'antucket, Provincetown, Tisbury 
and Truro to Boston, at a cost of $131.60. 

The following table is an abstract of the temporary aid no- 
tices received during the year. 



28 



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29 



Expenses of Support of Out-door Poor. 

The bills examined by the Superintendent of State Adult 

Poor, during the official year, on account of cases of sick State 

poor, wife-settlement, dangerous diseases, temporary aid, and 

burials, were in number, amount and allowance as follows : — 



Classes of Cases 


Bills 


Claim 


Allowance 


Deduction 


Sick State poor: — 

Boston City Hospital .... 

Other cases 

Wife-settlemeut 

Dangerous diseases : — 

Boston City Hospital .... 

Other cases 

Temporary aid 

Burial 


3,418 

2,223 

795 

809 

206 

2,867 

846 


$60,296 00 

39,793 06 

7,346 50 

51,975 00 

18,031 01 

42,998 04 

8,966 48 


$32,857 23 

34,864 81 

7,298 65 

17,597 00 

16,640 09 

39,879 21 

7,982 18 


$27,438 77 

4,928 25 

47 85 

34,378 00 

1,390 92 

3,118 83 

984 30 


Totals 


11,164 


$229,406 09 


$157,119 17 


$72,286 92 



Settlement Work. 
The following table is a summary of the work done, during 
the official year, in the investigation of settlements of inmates of 
the State institutions. 





1904 


1905 




ESTABLISHMENTS — PAR- 


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1 


5 


Worcester Insane Hospital 




























Cases entered for investigation . 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


_ 


1 


- 


5 


Settlement 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 


_ 


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2 


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1 


R 


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_ 


_ 


1 




_ 


_ 


1 


_ 


4 


_ 


_ 


1 


7 


Withdrawn .... 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 




- 




- 


1 


2 


3 


Total 


- 


-« 


1 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


4 


2 


1 


4 


16 


Taunton Insane Hospital 




























Cases entered for investigation . 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


2 




1 


- 


4 


Settlement 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 


1 


_ 


1 


_ 


1 


1 


6 


No settlement .... 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 






_ 




_ 




1 


1 


Withdrawn .... 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


2 


4 


Total 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


4 


11 


Danvers Insane Hospital 




























Cases entered for investigation . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


3 


Settlement 


_ 


1 


1 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 


_ 


1 


3 


2 


10 


No settlement .... 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 




_ 


2 




_ 


4 


Withdrawn .... 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


- 


1 


Total 


- 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


2 


2 


- 


3 


3 


2 


15 



30 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 





1904 


1005 




ESTABLISHMENTS — PAR- 
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1 




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1 




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1 


Westborough Insane Hospital 

Cases entered for investigation . 

Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 

Total 

Massachusetts Hospital for Dip- 
somaniacs and Inebriates 

Cases entered for investigation . 

Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 

Total 

MassacJnisetts Hospital for Epi- 
leptics 

Cases entered for investigation . 

Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 

Total 

Asylum for Criminal Insane 

Cases entered for investigation . 

Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 

Total 

School for Feeble-minded 

Cases entered for investigation . 

Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 

Total 

State Hospital 

Cases entered for investigation . 

Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 

Total 

State Farm 

Cases entered for investigation . 

Settlement ..... 
No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 

Total 

Total for Insane, Feeble-minded, 
Epileptics and Dipsomaniacs 

Cases entered for investigation . 

Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 

Total 


1 

_ 

1 

15 

7 

7 

3 

_ 

3 

9 

1 

1 

66 

33 
15 

1 

49 

2 
2 

25 
13 

13 


1 

2 

2 

9 
12 

12 

10 
5 

5 

5 
4 

4 

62 

25 
10 
3 

38 

1 

1 
2 

3 

26 
24 

24 


2 
2 

9 

12 
2 

14 

4 
4 

10 

8 
1 

9 

112 

48 
15 
3 

66 

6 

1 
2 

3 

20 

27 
4 

31 


1 

- 
1 

15 
10 

10 

5 
5 

10 
10 

10 

83 

47 
13 

7 

67 

7 

1 

1 

25 

29 

29 


6 

1 

7 

1 
1 

2 

- 
1 
1 

16 

8 

8 

63 

36 
7 
3 

46 

3 
1 

4 

16 

15 
2 
1 

18 


2 

1 

1 

24 
18 

2 

20 

10 
5 

5 

1 

1 

7 
3 

10 

96 

46 

23 

5 

74 

1 
1 
2 

1 

4 

44 

33 
3 
2 

38 


1 
1 

1 

17 
16 

16 

17 
1 

8 

21 
11 

11 

50 

32 
27 
3 

62 

58 

37 
4 

41 


3 

1 

1 

12 

14 
2 

1 

7 
1 

8 

1 
1 

7 

11 

1 

12 

49 

44 
16 
14 

74 

1 
4 

1 

6 

24 

34 
4 
3 

41 


11 

6 
2 

8 

12 

7 

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1 

- 

1 

13 

6 

1 

7 

67 

43 

80 
31 



104 

5 
2 

2 

39 

21 
7 

28 


1 

1 
2 

3 

23 

18 

1 

19 

11 

3 
1 

4 

8 

8 

55 

40 
28 
18 

86 

5 

4 

1 

5 

35 

33 

6 

1 

40 


1 
1 

1 

16 
13 

13 

5 
5 

10 
1 

1 

62 

26 
31 
15 

72 

3 
2 

2 

29 
24 

1 

25 


1 
3 



i 

6 

19 

35 
4 

39 

20 
3 

_ 

23 

2 

2 

10 

27 
"4 

31 

79 

65 
49 
29 

143 

1 
1 
1 
1 

3 

47 

89 
15 

7 

111 


10 

14 
4 
1 

19 

170 

167 
12 
2 

181 

78 

72 

7 

79 

2 
4 
6 

118 

102 
10 

112 

844 

485 
264 
132 

881 

29 

19 
13 
3 

35 

388 

379 
45 
15 

439 



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1904 


1905 1 




ESTABLISHMENTS — PAR- 
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1 

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1 
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1 
1 


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3 


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Cases entered for investigation . 


G6 


63 


118 


90 


63 


97 


50 


49 


72 


60 


65 


80 


873 


Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 


35 
15 

1 


26 

12 

3 


49 

17 

3 


48 
13 


39 
8 
3 


47 

25 

6 


3 


45 
20 
15 


45 
30 
31 


44 
29 

18 


28 
31 
15 


66 
50 
30 


504 
277 
135 


Total 


51 


41 


69 


68 


50 


78 


62 


80 


106 


91 


74 


146 


916 


Aggregates 




























Cases entered for investigation . 


91 


89 


138 


115 


79 


141 


108 


73 


111 


95 


94 


127 


1,261 


Settlement 

No settlement .... 
Withdrawn .... 


48 

15 

1 


50 

12 

3 


76 

21 

3 


77 
13 

7 


54 

10 

4 


80 

28 
8 


69 

31 

3 


79 
24 

18 


66 
37 
31 


'"7 
35 
19 


52 
31 
16 


155 
65 
37 


883 
322 
150 


Total 


64 


65 


100 


97 


68 


116 


103 


121 


134 


131 


99 


257 


1,355 



Cases pending October 1, 1904 
Cases pending October 1, 1905 



644 
550 



The following table is a summary of tlie ^vork done, during 
the ojBficial year, in the investigation of settlements of the poor 
of the several cities and towns. 





1904 


1905 




SETTLEMENTS 


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1 

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1 


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1 


1 


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3 
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Cases investigated . 


262 


328 


613 


303 


364 


745 


380 


536 


599 


415 


308 


622 


5,475 


Settlements . 
Persons settled . 


45 

58 


34 
45 


66 
103 


38 
53 


33 
45 


65 

85 


30 
42 


44 

55 


96 
123 


38 
42 


15 
30 


37 

48 


541 

729 


Wife-aettlement. 




























Cases investigated . 


21 


18 


11 


29 


22 


53 


13 


5 


61 


12 


8 


10 


263 


Settlements . 
Persons settled . 


1 
1 


1 
1 


- 


_ 


1 
1 


1 
1 


1 

1 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


- 


1 5 
5 


Temporary Aid. 




























Cases investigated . 


134 


117 


101 


88 


108 


167 


62 


52 


45 


52 


20 


73 


1,019 


Settlements . 
Persons settled . 


17 

57 


18 
70 


28 
106 


31 

101 


32 

99 


37 
143 


10 

38 


12 

38 


11 

36 


I 
14 


3 
11 


14 

53 


220 
766 


Burials. 




























Cases investigated . 


49 


81 


31 


46 


46 


80 


75 


12 


30 


28 


14 


121 


613 


Settlements . 
Persons settled . 


_ 


- 


_ 


_ 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 
1 




- 


- 


1 

1 


Totals. 




























Cases investigated . 


466 


544 


756 


466 


540 


1,045 


530 


605 


735 


507 


350 


826 


7,370 


Settlements . 
Persons settled . 


63 
116 


63 
116 


94 
209 


69 
154 


66 
145 


103 
229 


41 
81 


56 
93 


108 
160 


45 
56 


18 
41 


51 
101 


767 
1,501 



32 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Removals. 
The Board is charged with the duty of removing all sane 
paupers not belonging in Massachusetts to the State or place 
where they belong. The following table shows the removals 
made during the official year. 



REMOVED TO- 



Removed prom — 



HospiLl State Farm Local Office 



Totals 



Other couutries: — 
Austria . 
Australia 
Azores 
Canada . 
Eusrlaml . 
Finland . 
France 
Germany 
Greece 
Italy 

New Brunswick 
Newfoundland 
Xova Scotia 
Prince Edward Island 
Russia 
Scotland . 
Sweden . 
Syria 

Totals 

Other States : — 
California 
Colorado . 
Connecticut 
District of Columbia 
Illinois 
Iowa 
Maine 
Maryland 
Michigan . 
Missouri . 
Nebraska 
New Hampshire 
New Jersey 
New York 
Ohio 

Pennsylvania . 
Khode'lsland . 
Vermont . 
Viririnia . 



Totals 

Care of Overseers of Poor (having legal 
settlement) 

Town of residence (having no legal settle- 
ment) 



240 

85 
1,824 



136 

5 
2,331 



38 



41 



197 



42 



148 



33 
5 
5 
2 

85 
5 
1 
1 
1 

80 

9 

125 

1 

18 
158 

25 

10 



573 



4,197 



Summary of Removals. 

To other countries I'iS 

To other States 573 

To town of settlement 90 

To town of residence 4:,197 

Total removals . . . . ' 5,008 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 33 

In addition to the above, 36 women and children have been 
transferred from the State Farm to the State Hospital, to 
receive care and treatment which could not be given at the first- 
named institution. 

The work of removals, as compared with last year, is as fol- 
lows: 31 more to other countries, 65 more to other States, 26 
less to Overseers of Poor, 844 more to town of residence ; total, 
904 more than last year. 

The State Minor Wards. 

State minor wards are of four classes, viz. : ( 1 ) juvenile 
offenders, or children between seven and seventeen years of age 
convicted of crime, or misdemeanor, and committed to the cus- 
tody of the State Board of Charity, the Lyman School for Boys, 
or the State Industrial School for Girls; (2) neglected children, 
or children between three and sixteen years of age who become 
State charges because, through orphanage, or the neglect, crime, 
or vice of their parents, they are in danger of leading idle and 
dissolute lives; (3) dependent children, or children between 
three and sixteen years of age who become State charges by rea- 
son of orphanage, or the poverty of their parents; (4) pauper 
infants, or neglected and dependent children under three years 
of age. 

At the close of the last official year, September 30, 1905, 
there were 4,969 children subject to the supervision of the Board, 
597 being in institutions, 1,946 self-supporting in families, and 
2,426 boarded in families. Of the whole number supervised, 54 
were in the State Hospital, nearly all being either young infants 
with their mothers, or else under hospital treatment. Of the 
remaining 4;915, 42 were also in the State Hospital, 7 of them 
being State Industrial School girls, and 35 children in the cus- 
tody of the State Board, all under hospital treatment. There 
were also, of the 4,915 children, 8 in penal institutions, viz., 7 
from the State Industrial School, and 1 in the custody of the 
Board, and 146 in other institutions not penal, for special care 
and treatment, viz., 6 Lyman School boys, 26 IndiTstrial School 
girls, and 114 Board children. Of the 4,915 children, 1,183 
were classed as dependent, 1,741 as neglected, 1,518 as juvenile 
offendorR, and 473 as infants. The dependent and neglected 



34 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

children, the infants, and 273 of the juvenile offenders were in 
the custody of the Board; the remaining 1,245 juvenile offenders 
v^ere in the custody of the Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial 
Schools. 

Court Cases. 

Cases of Juvenile Offenders. 

Sections 14, 15, 16, and 17 of chapter 86 of the Revised Laws 
are as follows : — 

Section 14. Upon complaint against any boy or girl between 
the ages of seven and seventeen years, for any offence not punishable 
by death or imprisonment for life, such court or magistrate shall 
examine on oath the complainant and the witnesses produced by 
him, shall reduce the complaint to writing and cause it to be sub- 
scribed by the complainant, and may issue a warrant reciting the 
substance of the accusation and requiring the officer to whom it is 
directed forthwith to take the person accused and bring him or her 
before said court or magistrate, to be dealt with according to the 
law; and to summon such witnesses as shall be named therein to 
appear and give evidence on the examination. 

Section 15. Upon complaint against a child under twelve years 
of age for an offence not punishable by death or imprisonment for 
life, except the offence of being an habitual truant or an habitual 
school absentee under the provisions of sections three and four of 
chapter forty-six, such court or magistrate shall, if an examination 
is considered necessary, first issue a summons to said child requiring 
him to appear before such court or magistrate at the time and place 
named therein, and, if the child fails to appear as directed by said 
summons, shall issue a warrant for his arrest. 

Section 16. Police, district and municipal courts shall try 
juvenile offenders separate and apart from the trial of other crim- 
inal cases, at suitable times which shall be designated therefor by 
said courts and shall be called the session for juvenile offenders, for 
which a separate docket and record shall be kept. 

Section 17. If a boy or a girl is brought on a complaint under 
the provisions of sections fourteen and fifteen before such court or 
magistrate, a summons shall be issued to his or her father, if living 
and resident within the place where he or she was found, and, if 
not, then to the mother, if she is living and so resident; and, 
if there is no such father or mother, then to the lawful guardian, if 
there is one so resident; if not, then to the person with whom, 
according to the statement of such boy or girl, and such testimony 
as shall be received, he or she resides ; and if there is no such person, 
the court or magistrate may appoint a suitable person to act in 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 35 

behalf of such boy or girl, requiring him or her to appear at a time 
and place stated in the summons and show cause why such boy or 
girl should not be committed to the Lyman school or industrial 
school respectively. If the court or magistrate is of the opinion 
that such boy or girl should, if guilty, be sent to a public institution 
or committed to the custody of the state board of charity, he or it 
shall cause written notice of such complaint to be given by mail or 
otherwise to the board, which shall have an opportunity to investi- 
gate the case, attend the trial and protect the interests of, or other- 
wise provide for, the child. 

For the execution of this law, so far as the State Board of 
Charity is concerned, eleven of the Board's regular visitors are 
assigned, viz., seven men and four women. Upon the receipt 
of the required written notice from the court or magistrate of 
the trial of a juvenile offender, the proper visitor is expected to 
investigate the case, to interview all parties concerned, and in 
many instances to visit the home of the defendant, before the 
case is heard. At the trial the visitor is given an opportunity 
to examine the witnesses and present the defendant's evidence. 
If there appears to be any doubt of the guilt of the defendant, 
the visitor may act as counsel, asking such questions as he may 
choose. Having fully informed the court of all the particulars 
of the case so far as he has been able to ascertain them, the 
visitor advises with the judge as to the disposition of the case. 
When cases are continued for further investigation, the visitor 
goes surety for the child's future appearance, and makes the 
additional investigation required. Cases are continued in this 
way, first for two months, and sometimes for longer periods if 
the court considers it desirable to extend the term of probation. 

In some of the courts, where the trials are actually held 
^' separate and apart from the trials of other criminal cases," 
the children come in contact in no way with adult offenders, 
and the judge gives the cases the same care and thought that he 
gives to cases of adults. But it too often happens that the 
separation of the two classes of cases is far from complete, that 
children are allowed to remain in the court rooms during the 
trial of adults, that there is no regular time or separate place 
assigned for the juvenile sessions, and that judges do not give 
the attention to these trials which they merit. 



36 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

It is, then, a matter for serious consideration whether a uni- 
form interpretation of the law on the part of the judges, and a 
nearer approach throughout the State to the high standard 
already maintained in some of the courts, can be secured through 
the comparatively slow process which has been going on for 
some time, or whether some amendment of the law may not be 
advisable which shall bring about this result more speedily. 

There is great dissimilarity in the methods of the several 
courts in the matter of continued cases, and changes take place 
from time to time in the same court. In some instances the 
judges place these cases in the hands of the Board's visitor; 
in others, they are given to the court probation officer, and in 
others there is no fixed method. It is to be noted that, whereas 
in the Boston central court ten years ago the Board's officer 
received only about 14 per cent, of the probation cases, he now 
has practically all of them. 

Besides their court work, the Board's agents have large visit- 
ing duties, with reference to these and other classes of children ; 
and it is a question whether, considering the steady increase of 
children coming into the custody of the Board, the time may 
not soon come when it will be wise for it to supplement the work 
of these agents by the appointment of a volunteer visitor for 
each court, who shall give special attention to continued cases. 

Of the 4,249 cases of juvenile offenders during the last official 
year, 191 were committed to the Lyman School, 74 to the State 
Industrial School, 39 to the State Board of Charity, 136 to the 
House of Reformation, Boston, 126 to the Massachusetts Re- 
formatory, 10 to the House of Correction, 58 were held for the 
Superior Court, Y27 fined, 1,232 placed on probation, 457 dis- 
charged, 75 dismissed, 536 placed on file, 460 continued, 88 
failed to appear, 1 was committed to the Reformatory Prison 
for Women, 19 committed to a truant school, 1 sentenced to 
payment of costs, 10 sent to jail, 3 committed to Plummer Farm 
School, 1 recommitted to the Lyman School, 2 committed to the 
State Farm. The details by months may be found on page 45. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 37 

Cases of Neglected Children. 

The law regarding the commitment of neglected children is 
as follows : — 

[Acts of 1903, Chapter 334.] 

An Act to provide for the care of neglected children. 
Be it enacted, etc., asfolloivs: 

Section 1. A police^ district or municipal court or a trial jus- 
tice, upon a complaint made by any person that any child under 
sixteen years of age within its or his jurisdiction, by reason of 
orphanage or of the neglect, crime or drunkenness, or other vice of 
its parents, is growing up without education or without salutary 
control, or in circumstances exposing him to lead an idle and disso- 
lute life, or is dependent upon public charity, may issue a precept 
to bring such child before said court or trial justice, and shall issue 
a notice to the state board of charity and shall also issue a summons 
requiring the board or person to whom such notice or summons is 
directed to appear before said court or trial justice at the time and 
place stated in the notice and summons, to show cause why such 
child should not be committed to the state board of charity, or be 
otherwise provided for. Such summons shall be directed to the 
father of the child, if living and resident within the Common- 
wealth; if not, to the mother of the child, if living and resident 
within the Commonwealth ; if there be no parent living and resident 
within the Commonwealth, to the legal guardian of such child; if 
there be no legal guardian, to the person with whom such child last 
resided; if there be no father, mother, guardian or person as afore- 
said, to some suitable person to act in behalf of such child. 

Section 2. When such child is taken in custody upon said pre- 
cept and is brought before said court or trial justice, it or he may 
then hear said complaint, or said complaint may be continued to a 
time fixed by said court or trial justice for hearing, and said court 
or trial justice may allow the child to be placed in the care of some 
suitable person or charitable corporation upon his or its furnishing 
surety for the further appearance of said child; or the child may 
be committed to the custody of said state board until surety is 
furnished, pending a hearing on said complaint. 

Section 3. If at the hearing by said court or trial justice upon 
said complaint the child is before said court or trial justice, and it 
appears that said summons has been duly and legally served upon 
some person mentioned as aforesaid, and that said notice has been 
issued to said state board, the court or trial justice, if it or he finds 
the allegations in said complaint to be proven, may further con- 
tinue said complaint and may allow the child to be placed in the 
care of some suitable person or charitable corporation upon his or 



38 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

its furnishing surety for the further appearance of the child before 
said court or trial justice whenever said court or trial justice may 
require; and said court or trial justice may make such further 
orders with reference to the care and custody of the child as may 
conduce to the best interests of the child ; or said court or trial jus- 
tice may commit the child to the custody of the state board of charity 
until he attains the age of twenty-one years, or for a less time; and 
said board may discharge said child from its custody whenever the 
object of its commitment has been accomplished. 

Section 4. If such child has a settlement, and if the overseers 
of the poor of the place of his settlement so request, the commitment 
may be to their custody. The state board of charity may, in its dis- 
cretion, transfer its custody of any such child who has a settlement, 
to the overseers of the poor of the place of settlement, upon their 
request, and such transfer shall thereafter relieve the Common- 
wealth from further liability for his maintenance. 

Section 5. The overseers of the poor shall have the same powers 
as to children committed or transferred to their custody as are given 
to the state board as to children in its custody; and in the city of 
Boston the trustees for children shall have the powers and duties 
conferred by the provisions of this and the preceding section upon 
the overseers of the poor. 

Section 6. The child, parent, guardian or person appearing in 
behalf of such child, or the state board of charity, may appeal from 
the order of the court or justice to the superior court sitting for 
civil business for the county within which the hearing is held, and 
if said parent, guardian or other person appearing on behalf of 
the child fails to furnish such bail as may be required by the court 
or justice before whom such hearing is held, the child may be com- 
mitted to the custody of the state board of charity, or placed in the 
care of some suitable person or charitable corporation, pending the 
determination of the appeal. Such appeal shall be entered in said 
superior court by the court or justice from which or from whom 
the appeal is taken, without the pa}Tnent of an entry fee, and the 
superior court may, in its discretion, advance such complaint for 
speedy trial. 

Section 7. Sections thirty-seven and thirty-eight of chapter 
eighty-three of the Revised Laws are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 8, 1903. 

Trials in cases of neglected children are also attended by the 
Board's visitors, who investigate the cases and determine the 
matter of legal settlement, for the information of the court 
It may be a question whether it would not be advisable to amend 
the law so as to provide that trials in these cases, as well as in 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 39 

those of juvenile offenders, be held separate and apart from 
trials of adults. As a matter of fact, they are commonly so held, 
without requirement of statute. Of 811 cases of neglected 
children attended by the Board's visitors during the last official 
year, 347 were committed to the State Board of Charity, 31 
were committed to local Overseers of the Poor, 14 were com- 
mitted to the Trustees for Children, Boston, 2 were discharged, 
19 dismissed, 377 were continued, 10 failed to appear, and 11 
were placed on file. Details of these cases by months will be 
found on page 46. 

Dependent Children. 
Section 36 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws is as follows : — 

Section" 36. The state board of charity may, in its discretion, 
upon the written application of the parent or guardian, or, if there 
is no parent or guardian, of a friend, of a child under the age of 
sixteen years who is dependent upon public charity, or upon written 
application of the overseers of the poor of the city or town in 
which such child is found, provide for his maintenance. 

Of 448 applications in cases of this class received during the 
official y«ar, 321 were accepted, 67 refused, 57 withdrawn, and 
10 were pending at the end of the year. Details of these cases 
by months will be found on page 46. 

Religion of Children. 
In selecting homes for children, the religious belief of their 
parents is always taken into consideration; and what has been 
the long practice of the Board in this matter has recently re- 
ceived the sanction of law. The Legislature of 1905, in accord- 
ance with the recommendation of the Board, passed the follow- 
ing act : — 

[Acts of 1905, Chapter 464.] 

An Act relative to the protection of minors in the reli- 
gious BELIEF OF THEIR PARENTS, WHEN SUCH MINORS ARE 
WARDS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. No parents, or surviving parent, of any minor child 
in the care or under the supervision of the state board of charity, 
or of any state commission, or of any state board of trustees, shall 



40 STATP: BOAKD of charity. [P. D. 17. 

be denied the right of any child of theirs to the free exercise of the 
religions belief of his parents and the liberty of worshipping God 
according to the religion of his parents, or surviving parent, or of 
the religion which his parents professed, if they are both deceased ; 
and no minor child in the care, or under the supervision of any 
state board of charity, or of any state commission, or state board 
of trustees, shall be denied the free exercise of the religion of his 
parents, or of his surviving parent, or of his parents if they are 
both deceased, nor the liberty of worshipping God according to the 
religion of his parents, whether living or deceased. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. Approved May 25, 1905. 

Adoptions of Children. 
^Vhile the greater part of the children in the custody of the 
Board are not eligible for adoption, their parents being alive 
and awaiting their return, a small number, through orphanage 
or desertion, are constantly available for this purpose. Forty- 
nine children over three years of age were so adopted during the 
past year. Applicants for children to adopt are obliged to fur- 
nish acceptable references as to their standing in the community, 
and must satisfy the Board that they are fitted in every way 
to bring up the wards of the State, and give them the advantages 
that other children in their community enjoy. The applicant's 
home is visited, and a detailed report submitted to the Board 
for its consideration. A child placed on trial for adoption is 
subject to visitation and removal for reasons satisfactory to the 
Board. After the child has been on trial for a period varying 
from a few weeks to several months, the petition with recom- 
mendations, together with a report on the home, is presented to 
the Board, and if consent is given, the visitor assists the peti- 
tioners in making out the papers to be presented to the judge of 
probate at the appointed time. The visitor is present at the 
hearing, and is appointed by the court guardian ad litem. The 
case is then heard, and the decree of adoption granted. 

Children at Board. 

Of the children over three years of age in the custody of the 

Board October 1, 1904, 1,752 were regularly at board. To this 

number there were added during the year 543, making a total 

of 2,295 children regularly at board in the course of the year. 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 41 

Of these 2,295, free homes were found with friends and rela- 
tives for 36, and with other than relatives for 221 ; there were 
discharged to parents and relatives 116; 15 were adopted, 3 
eloped, 7 died, and 13 were placed in various State institutions, 
leaving 1,884 at board September 30, 1905. 

The number of visits made to the children over three years 
of age during the year by the paid visitors of the Board was 
12,377, and the number made by the Auxiliary Visitors was 
539. 



The following tables give the location or condition of children 
over three years of age visited by the agents of the Board, the 
general location of children in families and at board, the move- 
ment of the several classes of children subject to visitation, the 
disposal of cases of juvenile offenders, indigent, neglected, and 
dependent children, and the number of visits to children and of 
special reports. 



42 



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Location of Children placed in Families^ September 30, 1905. 



LOCATION 


Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Barnstable County 


7 


14 


21 


Berkshire County 


48 


18 


66 


Bristol County 


60 


33 


93 


Dukes County 


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78 


144 


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16 


95 


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51 


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31 


131 


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216 


321 


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69 


96 


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1 


Plymouth County 


22 


33 


55 


Suffolk County 


91 


86 


177 


Worcester County 


116 


57 


173 


Total in Massachusetts .... 


812 


703 


1,515 


Maine 


12 


20 


32 


New Hampshire 


49 


22 


71 


Vermont 


153 


14 


167 


Rhode Island 


8 


8 


16 


Connecticut 


49 


11 


60 


Other States 


3 


24 


27 


Totals 


1,086 


802 


1,888 



Location of Children at Board, September 80, 1905. 



LOCATION 


Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Barnstable County | 5 


22 


27 


Berkshire County 




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17 


44 


Bristol County . 




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33 


91 


Essex County 




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70 


188 


Franklin County. 




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51 


152 


Hampden County 




190 


41 


231 


Hampshire County 




. 1 195 


67 


262 


Middlesex County 




221 


223 


444 


Norfolk County . 






65 


55 


120 


Plymouth County 






79 


46 


125 


Suffolk County . 






14 


34 


48 


Worcester County 






103 


32 


135 


Total in Massachusetts .... 


1,176 


691 


1,867 


Maine 


15 


3 


18 


New Hampshire 


18 


23 


41 


Vermont 


5 


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5 


Connecticut 


3 


- 


3 


Totals . 






1,217 


717 


1,934 



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47 



Number of Visits to Wards and Special Reports during the Official 

Year. 



MONTHS 



1904. 

October 
November . 
December . 

1905. 

January 

February 

March 

April . , . , 

May 

June . 

July . 

August 

September . 



Visits to Wards 



1,160 

1,018 

926 



1,104 
840 

1,086 
981 

1,304 

1,051 
936 
837 

1,134 

12,377 



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54 
53 
26 
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177 

180 

134 
114 
153 
119 
158 
137 
122 
109 
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17 
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16 
18 
13 
14 
23 
14 
7 
10 



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Children under Three Years of Age. 

The whole number of infants, or children under three years 
of age, in charge of the Board at the beginning of the last official 
year was 413. The number received during the year was 366, 
making the whole number supported during the year, Y79. Of 
these, 37 were legally adopted, 117 were transferred to the sub- 
division for older children, having reached the age of three years, 
74 were discharged to parents or relatives, and 78 died, leaving 
473 on September 30, 1905, the close of the official year. 

Of the 366 infants received, 70 were committed to the custody 
of the Board by Overseers of the Poor, 14 were received from 
the State Hospital, 54 were committed by the courts, 4 were 
removed from unsuitable boarding-places, 150 were received 
under section 36 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, and 74 were 
taken under section 13 of the same chapter. 

The 70 infants received from Overseers of the Poor and the 
14 received from the State Hospital were committed to the 



48 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Board under section 20 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, 
which provides that ^' the overseers of the poor of a city or town 
and the superintendent and board of trustees of the state hospital 
shall commit any indigent or neglected infants which have no 
known settlement in this commonwealth to the custody of the 
state board of charity." The number received from Overseers 
of the Poor was 20 more than the previous year, and the number 
received from the State Hospital was 6 less than the previous 
year. Some of these infants are moribund when received, but 
a considerable number are in fairly good health. 

The 54 infants committed by the courts were committed under 
section 37 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, which provides 
that: ^^A police, district or municipal court or a trial justice, 
upon complaint that any child under sixteen years of age within 
its or his jurisdiction, by reason of orphanage or of the neglect, 
crime or drunkenness or other vice of his parents, is growing up 
without education or salutary control and in circumstances 
exposing him to lead an idle and dissolute life, or is dependent 
upon public charity, . . . may commit the child, whether he 
has or has not a settlement, to the custody of said board until 
he is twenty-one years of age or for a less time, and said board 
shall provide for the care and maintenance of the child without 
expense to the city or town of his settlement and may discharge 
the child from its custody whenever the object of his commit- 
ment has been accomplished." Most infants of this class are 
in a pitiable condition when received, and require at once to be 
thoroughly washed and made comfortable with suitable food 
and clothing. 

The 4 infants taken from unsuitable boarding places were 
removed under section 26 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, 
which provides that the superintendent of State minor wards, 
or other designated officer of the Board, may remove to the 
custody of the Board any child under the age of seven years not 
under the personal care of a parent or guardian, who is sheltered 
or maintained apart from his parents, and is not receiving proper 
care, when he considers such removal necessary for the pro- 
tection of the child from neglect or abuse. The number taken 
under this law decreases from year to year, showing that the 
licensing of persons to maintain boarding-houses for infants, 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 49 

under section 2 of chapter 83 of the Revised Laws, and the 
Board's system of rigid inspection, have abnost completely 
broken up the baby-farming which was so notorious previous to 
the passage of the law. 

The 150 infants taken from parents or guardians were re- 
ceived under the provisions of section 36 of chapter 83 of the 
Revised Laws, viz. : " The state hoard of charity may, in its 
discretion, upon the written application of the parent or guar- 
dian, or, if there is no parent or guardian, of a friend, of a 
child under the age of sixteen years who is dependent upon 
public charity, or upon written application of the overseers of 
the poor of the city or town in which such child is found, pro- 
vide for his maintenance." This law was framed with the in- 
tention of providing for infants whose parents or relatives are 
in need of temporary assistance, on account of sickness or ina- 
bility to obtain employment. The number of infants received 
under the provisions of this law is increasing from year to year, 
and the proportion of increase is greater than under any previous 
law. This may be accounted for in part by the facility with 
which parents and guardians can have such infants placed in 
the care of the State for temporary support, and in part by the 
fact that the authorities of some of the cities and towns are 
inclined to take advantage of the law, on account of the ease 
with which such cases can be disposed of without the trouble 
of local investigation. 

The Y4 illegitimate infants were given up for adoption by 
their mothers under section 13 of chapter 83 of the Revised 
Laws, which provides that : " The mother of an illegitimate 
infant under two years of age, who is a resident of this common- 
wealth and who has previously borne a good character, may, in 
writing signed by her, and with the consent of said state board of 
charity, give up such infant to said board for adoption; and 
said state board, if it deems such action for the public interest, 
may, in its discretion and on such conditions as it may impose, 
receive such infant and provide therefor. Such surrender by 
the mother shall operate as a consent by her to any adoption 
subsequently approved by said board." Few of these infants 
are more than three months old when received, and most of 
them will be placed in good permanent homes by legal adoption 



50 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

before tliey reach the age of three years, although some require 
months of careful nursing and medical attendance before they 
are in condition to present to applicants. 

Boarding of Infants. 
There were received during the year 289 applications for 
infants to board, — 38 less than last year, but still in excess of 
our needs. Many applications are received from families living 
so far from Boston that it is impracticable to place infants with 
them to board. The number of applications from near-by towns 
continues to be more than sufficient to meet our requirements. 

Adoptions of Infants. 
There were received during the year 60 applications for 
infants to adopt, and 37 were legally adopted. These applica- 
tions come mostly from the E'ew England States, and are always 
investigated with the least possible delay. If the applications 
are approved, arrangements are made with the applicants to 
see children, either at the State House or at their boarding- 
places, for the purpose of making a selection. It is necessary 
to consider, on the one hand, the preference of the applicants 
with reference to age, sex, complexion, nationality, and other 
particulars; and on the other, the suitability of the infants for 
the prospective homes, in regard to religion, color, race, and 
other matters of importance. 

The Nursery. 
This reception house for infants is at 24 Dil worth Street, 
Roxbury, where it occupies the second floor of a comparatively 
new apartment building, provided with city water, and having 
sewer drainage. The kitchen and bath-room are supplied with 
hot and cold water, and heating is by steam and stoves. There 
are four rooms besides the kitchen, all used for nursery pur- 
poses, and furnished with cribs, cradles, and baskets. The 
apartment has ample accommodations for eight infants, or for 
ten during short periods in emergencies. The nursery is in 
charge of a matron, with a woman assistant. A large pro}X)rtion 
of the infants received are brought directly to the State House, 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 51 

whence the greater part of them are transferred at once to the 
nursery, to he cleaned and properly clothed, and in many cases 
to receive medical care and treatment, before being sent to board 
in families. The nursery is connected by telephone with the 
State House, and also with the office of one of the Board's med- 
ical visitors, so that in cases of sudden illness or other emergency 
medical attendance and advice can be secured without delay. 
Of the 366 infants received during the last official year, 301 
were sent at once to the nursery; the other 49 were placed di- 
rectly in families. 

The rate of mortality among the infants, 10.01+ per cent., 
was nearly as low as any year since the present system of caring 
for this class of infants was adopted in 1880. 

The medical visitors made 4,353 visits to infants during the 
year and 487 visits of investigation. The inspector of infant 
boarding-houses made 1,050 visits. 

The following tables give summaries of infants under two 
years of age reported to the Board, and deaths of infants by 
ages. 



52 



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Licensed Boarding-houses for Infants. 

During the last official year, 285 licenses to maintain board- 
ing-houses for infants were granted by the Board under the 
provisions of section 2, chapter 83, Revised Laws, in 47 cities 
and towns, in addition to the 256 licenses in force at the expira- 
tion of the previous year; 236 licenses expired, — 234 by the 
one-year limitation, 1 by the five-months limitation, and 1 by 
the one-month limitation ; 43 were revoked, — 42 on account 
of change of residence and 1 for violating the statute; and 262 
licenses, permitting the boarding of 533 infants in 42 cities and 
towns, remained in force September 30, 1905. These represent 
the licensed homes, not only of infants supported by the Com- 
monwealth, but also of those placed out by their parents, by the 
Massachusetts Infant Asylum, the St. Mary's Infant Asylum, 
the Boston Trustees for Children, the Children's llission to the 
Children of the Destitute, the Xew England Home for Little 
Wanderers, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Federation 
of Jewish Charities, the Gwynne Temporary Home, the Worces- 
ter Children's Friend Society, the Boston Children's Aid So- 
ciety, the Boston Female Asylum, and the Florence Crittenton 
Homev 

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nimiber of cities and towns where licensees reside, the number 
of licenses expired and revoked, the whole number in force, etc., 
for the year ending September 30, 1905, and thirteen preceding 
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Parti.] GENERAL WOKK OF THE BOARD. 57 

The State Institutions. 

The State institutions under the supervision of the Board 
are: the State Hospital, at Tewksbury; the State Farm, at 
Bridgewater ; the Lyman School for Boys, at Westborough ; the 
State Industrial School for Girls, at Lancaster; the Massachu- 
setts State Sanatorium, at Rutland. 

The State Hospital and the State Farm are under the direc- 
tion of the following Board of Trustees: J. White Belcher, of 
Randolph; Payson W. Lyman, of Fall River; Sarah D. Fiske, 
of Maiden; Anna F. Prescott, of Melrose; Leonard Huntress, 
M.D., of Lowell; Joseph A. Smart, of Andover; John B. Tiv- 
nan, of Salem. 

The Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools are: 
Melvin H. Walker, of Westborough; Elizabeth G. Evans, of 
Boston; Charles G. Washburn, of Worcester; George H. Carle- 
ton, of Haverhill; Michael J. Sullivan, of Chicopee; Susan 
Channing Lyman, of Waltham; James W. McDonald, of 
Marlborough. 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium are: 
John C. Hammond, of Northampton ; Albert C. Getchell, M.D., 
of Worcester; Augustine W. Esleeck, of Holyoke; Wellington 
E. Parkhurst, of Clinton ; John Prentice Rand, M.D., of Mon- 
son; Fannie S. Russell, of Brockton; Sylvia B. Knowlton, of 
Newton. 

State Hospital, Tewhshury. 

John H. Nichols, M.D., Superintendent. 
Receipts^and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations $251,887 18 

Sales, etc 1,004 48 



Cr. 



Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 

Furnishint^s 

Fuel and lights . 

Medicines and medical supplies 

Amount carried forward, 



f 51, 904 56 
55,649 32 
11,169 19 

8,360 89 
26,546 29 

9,400 29 



$252,891 66 



$163,030 54 



58 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Amotmt brought forward, . 


$163,030 54 




Printing, stationery, and office supplies 


1,099 66 




Soap and laundry supplies 


863 65 




Freight, expressage, and transportation . 


11,260 50 




Tobacco 


1,059 63 




Gratuities 


67 64 




Chapel services and entertainments . 


487 00 




Funeral expenses 


611 00 




Farm, stable, and grounds .... 


8,404 92 




Travel, etc., of officials .... 


880 61 




Repairs and improvements 


15,839 79 




New construction 


45,328 21 




Other expenses 


2,954 03 


$251,887 18 






Paid into the State treasury 


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1,004 48 




$252,891 66 



Average net weekly cost per capita, |2.41. 

Valuatio7i. 

Buildings f822,650 00 

Land 52,065 00 

Furniture and furnishings 111,143 48 

Library 3,350 00 

Machinery, etc 114,078 94 

Carriages and agricultural implements 8,133 46 

Live stock 16,615 75 

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186 


112 


832 


180 


384 


564 


714 


570 


112 


1,396 


Admitted during year . 


2,552 


628 


603 


3,783 


69 


42 


111 


2,621 


670 


603 


3,894 


Discharged during year 


2,587 


623 


619 


3,829 


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110 


200 


2,677 


733 


619 


4,029 


Number September 30, 1905 . 


499 


191 


96 


786 


159 


316 


475 


658 


507 


96 


1,261 



Classification of discharges : deaths, 618; removals, 3,411. 
Number of maternity cases during year, 117; living births, 114. 



During the year 5,290 persons were cared for, of whom 675 
were insane. The largest number under care at any one time 
Avas 1,830, and the smallest, 1,253; the average weekly number 
was 1,491. Of the whole number, 4,277 were treated as patients 
in hospital; of these, 3,314 were medical cases and 963 surgical 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 59 

cases. Among the cases treated were 651 of plithisis, 162 of 
syphilis, 12 of typhoid fever, 18 of malaria. Of the 618 deaths, 
188 were from phthisis, 114 from cardiac disease, 30 from 
cancer, 31 from cerebral hemorrhage, 12 from general paralysis 
of the insane. Of the deaths, 28 were of persons under one 
year of age, 3 between one and five years of age, and 206 over 
sixty. There were 259 surgical operations. In the out-patient 
department 2,378 cases were treated, — 1,885 medical, and 
493 surgical. 

In the hospital for tuberculous patients 517 cases were treated 
during the year; 238 patients improved, 42 did not improve, 
and 131 died, leaving 106 at the end of the year. 

Of the 3,894 persons admitted, 1,082 were born in Ireland, 
840 in Massachusetts, 425 in British Provinces, 240 in Eng- 
land, 113 in Russia, 109 in Italy, 60 in Scotland, 39 in Sweden, 
35 in Finland, 35 in Austria, 30 in Poland, 28 in Germany, 23 
in Syria, 21 in Turkey, 15 in Greece, 14 in West Indies, 12 in 
France, 10 in ^NTorway, 8 in China, 7 in Armenia, 7 in Den- 
mark, 7 in Wales, 6 in the Azores, 4 in Hungary, 4 in South 
America, 2 in Portugal, 2 in India, 2 in Switzerland, 2 in 
Belgium, 2 in Roumania, 1 in Cuba, 1 in Australia, 1 in Sand- 
wich Islands, 1 in Cape Verde Islands, 1 in Servia, 1 in Porto 
Rico, 1 in Macedonia, 19 unknown, and the remainder in 
various parts of the United States. 

The constructional work of the year comprises the comple- 
tion of the building for insane women to accommodate one hun- 
dred patients, for which the Legislature of 1902 appropriated 
$60,000 ; the extension of the sewerage system, involving the 
construction of filtration beds, and the laying of pipes to a point 
half a mile distant from the hospital buildings, under an appro- 
priation of $12,000, — a work largely done by inmate labor, 
and requiring at least two years more for its completion ; the 
finishing of three contagious wards, with accommodations for 
thirty-five patients, under an appropriation of $20,000 ; tlie 
beginning of work on the male officers' building, with accom- 
modations for forty persons, under an appropriation of $20,000 ; 
and the construction, now under way, of a consumptives' hos- 
pital for women, with accommodations for forty patients, under 
an appropriation of $25,000. 



60 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The policy of the Board in ordering the removal of sick State 
poor supported by cities and to^^ais from local hospitals to the 
State Hospital, whenever this can be done without injuring the 
health of the patient, has resulted in filling all available beds 
in the several wards. These patients receive at least as good 
medical care and treatment as the local hospitals give, and the 
cost to the Commonwealth is about fifty per cent. less. Since the 
year 1900, both the actual and the relative number of hospital 
cases has rapidly increased. The whole number cared for in 
1900 was 4,085; in 1901, 4,534; in 1902, 4,472; in 1903, 
4,688; in 1904, 5,104; in 1905, 5,290; while the number of 
hospital cases during these years was as follows: 1900, 2,744; 
1901, 3,285; 1902, 3,217; 1903, 3,698; 1904, 4,094; 1905, 
4,277. Under these circumstances, and considering the over- 
crowded condition of the hospital wards, the Trustees' renewal 
of their recommendation of a year ago that a new hospital be 
constructed, to accommodate one hundred patients, seems rea- 
sonable; and if the Legislature makes the necessary appropria- 
tion for the purpose, the building should be erected without 
delay. At the same time the Board remains of the opinion 
that the institution has practically reached its proper limit, 
and should have no further essential enlargement, and also that 
the question of the withdrawal of all the insane inmates of the 
institution, and their transfer to the State hospitals and asylums 
for the insane, should receive early consideration by the Legis- 
lature. 

The increasing number of children in this institution has 
given the Board considerable concern, but their entire removal 
is not practicable imder existing laws. The public necessity 
often requires the transfer of entire families from the cities 
and towns to the State Hospital, to remain for shorter or longer 
periods, until arrangements can be made for their transportation 
to the States or countries where they belong, or for their care 
within the Commonwealth, at other than public expense. The 
maternity cases, with a birth record of over one hundred a year, 
can be better cared for here than elsewhere, and also many cases 
of contagious disease, and those requiring major surgical opera- 
tions. 

The work of caring for consumptives at the hospital has 



Parti.] GENERAL ^YOKK OF THE BOARD. 



61 



grown to larger proportions than was at first anticipated. The 
Board has repeatedly called the attention of the Trustees to 
the need of an improvement in the diet of this class of patients, 
and the Legislature will be asked for an increased appropriation 
for this purpose. 

The State Farm at Bridgewater. 

HoLLis M. Blackstone^ Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses, 

Dr. 

State appropriations $214,006 20 

Sales, et€ 12,711 56 



Cr. 

Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material . 
Furnishings ..... 

Fuel and lights 

Medicines and medical supplies. 
Printing, stationery, and office supplies 
Soap and laundry supplies 
Freight, expressage, and transportation 

Tobacco 

Gratuities 

Chapel services and entertainments . 

Farm, stable, and grounds . 

Travel, etc , of officials 

Repairs and improvements 

Other expenses 







$55,375 


50 


64,756 


26 


21,255 79 


6,170 47 


19,992 05 


2,471 


95 


945 


65 


1,557 


13 


3,347 


96 


2,746 


16 


4,414 


80 


554 60 


19,200 72 


786 


47 


7,573 


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2,857 54 



$226,717 76 



Paid into the State treasury 



Average net weekly cost per capita, f 2 . 18 -|- 



$214,006 20 
12,711 oQ 

$226,717 76 



Valuation 

Buildings 

Land 

Furniture and furnishings . 

Machinery, etc 

Carriages and agricultural implements 

Live stock 

Library 



$814,200 00 

58,257 50 

70,455 59 

88,555 00 

14,836 00 

17,279 25 

820 00 



62 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Numbers. 





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Insane 


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205 


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205 


986 


56 


1,042 


1 

499 


1,690 


56 


1,746 


Admitted during year 


203 


42 


245 


2,614 


175 


2,789 


96 


2,913 


217 


3,130 


Discharged during year . 


223 


39 


262 


2,548 


161 


2,709 


60 


2,831 


200 


3,031 


Number September 30, 1905 


185 


3 


188 


1,052 


70 


1,122 


535 


1,772 


73 


1,845 



Classification of discharges: deaths, 95; removals, 2,936. 



Classification of Commitments. 





1901 


1902 


1903 


1904 


1905 


Drunkenness 


1,118 


1,427 


1,595 


1,923 


2,414 


Tramping 


69 


59 


57 


74 


78 


Vagrancy 


242 


239 


247 


300 


241 


All others 


47 


51 


61 


68 


56 


Totals 


1,476 


1,776 


1,960 


2,365 


2,789 



The largest number of all classes of inmates — viz., prisoners, 
paupers and insane — cared for during the year was 1,862, the 
smallest, 1,680, and the average, 1,771. The average number 
of prisoners was 1,049, of paupers 209, and of insane 513. 
The w^hole number of admissions was 3,130; of whom 1,355 
were born in Massachusetts, 791 in Ireland, 238 in British 
Provinces, 152 in England, 45 in Scotland, 37 in Sweden, 30 
in Cape Verde Islands, 13 in Germany, 16 in the Azores, 16 
in Italy, 8 in Poland, 6 in Austria, 13 in Finland, 8 in Russia, 
4 in Prance, 2 in Wales, 4 in West Indies, 8 unkno^^m, and the 
remainder in various parts of the United States. 

Of the 2,789 prisoners received, 1,446 had been committed 
previously, viz., 631 for the second time, 326 for the third, 186 
for the fourth, 108 for the fifth, 60 for the sixth, 45 for the 
seventh, 35 for the eighth, 19 for the ninth, 9 for the tenth, 11 
for the eleventh, 5 for the twelfth, 4 for the thirteenth, 2 for 
the fourteenth, 2 for the fifteenth, 1 for the sixteenth, 1 for the 
seventeenth, 1 for the eighteenth, 1 for the nineteenth. Of the 



Part I. ] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



63 



commitments, 2,414 were for drunkenness, 241 for vagrancy, 
78 for tramping, 35 for idle and disorderly conduct, 9 for 
vagabondism, and tlie remaining 12 for sundry other offences. 

Of the 2,789 prisoners, 400 were returned from probation, 4 
were returned from escape, 4 were transferred from the indus- 
trial camp, 2 from house of correction; and of the remaining 
2,379, 705 were committed by district courts, 986 by municipal 
court-s, 554 by police courts, 99 by superior courts, 21 by trial 
justice courts, and all others 14. 

Of the 245 pauper admissions, 10 were transfers from the 
State Hospital, and 11 from the prison department of the State 
Earm ; the rest were mostly from the south-eastern part of the 
State, — 73 being from Fall River, 56 from Xew Bedford, 12 
from Taunton, 21 from Brockton, 17 from Wareham, and 12 
from Bridgewater. 

The constructional work at this institution comprises the 
completion of the new asylum for criminal insane, with accom- 
modation for about two hundred inmates, under an appropriation 
of $100,000 ; the enlargement of the water filtration plant, under 
an appropriation of $3,000 ; the installing of new boilers and 
the reconstruction of the heating plant, under an appropriation 
of $12,000 ; and the construction of a school room, reading room 
and guard rooms, under an appropriation of $8,000. 

The female prisoners have increased from about thirty or 
forty to about seventy-five in number, and among them are 
many sick and infirm persons, for whom better provision should 
be made. The Trustees recommend the erection of a separate 
building for women prisoners, to accommodate at least one 
hundred persons, and to include a hospital ward. 

The rules relative to the release of prisoners from the State 
Farm have been recently revised by the Board. The new rules 
provide that prisoners committed for drunkenness, and whose 
maximum sentence is for one year, shall be released on probation 
at the expiration of three months from the date of their commit- 
ment, if their conduct has been satisfactory to the Superintend- 
ent of the institution ; that when returned for violation of their 
parole, they shall remain four months after such return; and 
that, when returned a second time, they shall remain during the 
full term. Prisoners committed for other offences, and whose 



64 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

maximum sentence is two years, are entitled to release on pro- 
bation at the end of nine months from the date of commitment ; 
and these prisoners, if returned, remain during their entire 
term. The Superintendent of the State Farm is authorized to 
deduct a period not exceeding thirty days for good conduct from 
the maximum term of any prisoner ; the release of such prisoners 
is of course a release on probation under the law, but if arrested 
they are not returnable by the Board, the cases taking their 
course in the courts. Prisoners on parole, committed and re- 
turned to the State Farm by the courts, are held as if returned 
by the Board, and without regard to the action of the courts. 
The Rules are as follows : — 



Bules Relative to the Release of Prisoners from the State Farm. 

[Adopted August 4, 1905, to apply to prisoners committed on and after August 1, 1905.] 
[Revised Laws, Chapter 85.] 

Section 37. In imposing a sentence of imprisonment at the state farm, 
the court or trial justice shall not fix or limit the duration thereof. Who- 
ever is sentenced to the state farm for drunkenness may be there held in 
custody for not more than one year, and whoever is so sentenced for any 
other offence may be there held in custody for not more than two years, 
except as provided in section thirty-three. 

Section 38. If it appears to the state board of charity that a person 
serving a sentence at the state farm has reformed, it may, upon such condi- 
tions as it may determine, issue to him a permit to be at liberty for the 
residue of the period for which he might be held, and ma}' revoke it at any 
time previous to its expiration. 

Section 39 (as amended by Acts of 1904, Chapter 216). Upon the revo- 
cation of such permit, said board may issue an order for the return of the 
holder thereof to the state farm, which may be served by any officer author- 
ized to serve criminal process. Upon his return to the state farm, the 
holder of such permit shall be detained for the residue of the term for 
which he might be held under the provisions of section thirty-seven and 
the time between his release on permit and said return shall not be con- 
sidered as any part of said term ; or, if subsequent to such return it shall 
be deemed advisable by said board, the board maj^ issue to such person 
further permits to be at liberty under the provisions of section thirty-eight, 
and subject to revocation as therein provided. 

EuLE 1. Prisoners who may be held in custody for a term not 
exceeding one year shall be entitled to release on probation at the 
expiration of three months from the date of their commitment, on 
the recommendation of the Superintendent of the State Farm. If 
returned for violation of the conditions of the release, they shall 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 65 

remain at the State Farm four months after snch return; and if 
returned a second time they shall remain until the expiration of 
the term of the maximum sentence, except as provided by Rule 3. 

Rule 2. Prisoners who may be held in custody for a term not 
exceeding two years shall be entitled to release on probation at the 
expiration of nine months from the date of their commitment, on 
the recommendation of the Superintendent of the State Farm. If 
returned for violation of the conditions of the release, they shall 
remain at the State Farm until the expiration of the term of the 
maximum sentence, except as provided by Rule 3. 

Rule 3. Prisoners returned to the State Farm to serve until 
the expiration of the term of the maximum sentence shall be entitled 
to such deduction of time for good conduct, not exceeding thirty 
days, as the Superintendent of the State Farm may determine; but 
in case of arrest after such release, the State Board shall not revoke 
the permit to be at liberty, but shall let the case take its course in 
the courts. 

Rule 4. When a prisoner during the term of his probation is 
returned on a new sentence for a similar offence, he shall be held 
as if he were returned for breach of his parole on his original sen- 
tence, and without regard to subsequent conviction. 

The Superintendent of the State Farm shall report to the State Board of 
Charity one week before the expiration of each month, and as nauch oftener 
as he raay deem necessary, the names of all prisoners entitled to release 
under the foregoing Rules. 

The probationary release provided for in these Rules shall be upon con- 
dition that the holder of the permit to be at liberty does not thereafter re- 
turn to his former habits of dissipation or vagrancy, and upon such other 
conditions as the State Board of Charity may impose; and whenever it 
shall appear to the Board that the conditions have been violated by the 
holder of the permit at any time during the maximum term for which he 
might have been held in custody, it may revoke the permit and issue a 
warrant for the return of the prisoner to the State Farm. 



During the last official year, 2, TO 9 prisoners were released 
on probation; and of these, 400 were returned for violation of 
parole. Of the whole number released, however, 2,001 w^ere 
committed to the care of visitors, the remaining 708 having no 
recognized homes, or having been sent to places of residence 
outside the State. Of the 2,001 released to the care of visitors 
and instructed to report to them within twenty-four hours after 
leaving the State Farm, 385 violated the conditions of their 
release, sometimes simply by failing to report, but in most 



6Q STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

cases by falling again into habits of dissipation or vagrancy. 
In other words, about 19 per cent, of the whole number violated 
their parole, and were returned to the institution by the Board. 
The claim would hardly be justified that the remaining 81 
per cent, who were released on probation, had abandoned their 
lives of vagrancy and debauchery and returned to paths of 
sobriety and good citizenship, but that the wise counsel and 
helpful assistance rendered by the probation visitors has been 
instrumental in guiding many of them aright cannot be gain- 
said. To have abandoned these probationers to their own re- 
sources would undoubtedly have resulted in the return to the 
Earm of a much larger number. 

The problem of the proper treatment of drunkenness is still 
far from solution, and all methods of punishment and reforma- 
tion remain largely experimental. The Board's rules have 
undergone several changes since first established, and it is 
believed that they have all been improvements. They are not 
now regarded as final; and further amendments, not only of 
the rules, but of* the law, may yet prove advisable. It may be 
that with the confirmed inebriate little or nothing can be done, 
but among the first offenders are many hopeful cases upon which 
the care and attention of the Board's probation visitors are not 
wasted. These visitors, whose unselfish work the Board fully 
recognizes and highly appreciates, speak very encouragingly 
about such cases, and report from time to time not a few in- 
stances of paroled prisoners who have been able to keep the con- 
ditions of their parole and resume the lives of sobriety and use- 
fulness from which they had been led astray. 

One deplorable feature of the whole situation is the fact that 
innocent families suffer, while the offenders themselves are well 
sheltered, warmed, and fed, during the entire period of their 
incarceration. Whether some plan cannot be devised which 
will provide for wives and children left in want and suffering, 
without pauperizing them, is a matter that deserves constant 
and increasing attention. 

Another question to be considered is the difference of method 
among the courts in treating these cases. Absolute uniformity 
is doubtless impracticable, but it is a point to be noted that with 



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67 



some judges a sentence to the State Farm is given only after all 
other forms of punishment have been tried without avail, while 
others commit men to this institution who have never been 
arrested before. 

The admirable management of the State Farm, throughout 
all its departments, cannot be too highly commended. 



The Lyman School for Boys. 

Theodore P. Chapin, Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations f 97,162 01 

Cash from farm, etc 395 76 



S97,of;7 77 



Cr. 

Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Provisions and supplies 

Clothing .... 

Fuel and lights . 

Medicine and medical supplies 

Furnishings 

Grain and feed for stock . 

School supplies . 

Transportation, express, and freight . 

Seeds, plants, farm tools, etc. 

Ordinary repairs and improvements . 

Extraordinary repairs and improvements 

Boarding boys 

Visitation .... 

Schooling .... 

Trustees' travelling expenses 

All other current expenses 



Paid into the State treasury 



131,846 21 

14,234 63 

6,217 05 

6,616 87 

314 41 

. 2,605 86 

1.720 39 
947 25 

1,102 46 
7,794 75 

4.721 66 
913 59 

4,903 57 

9,005 68 

564 51 

599 28 

3,053 84 



$97,162 01 
395 76 

$97,657 77 



Average net weekly cost per capita, $4.63. 

Market value of permanent funds, September 30, 1905, $81,914.44. 



G8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Valuation. 

Buildings . $221,920 00 

Land 24,440 00 

Furniture and furnishings 21,384 60 

Machinery, etc 21,021 24 

Carriages and agricultural implements 4,763 17 

Live stock 4,695 30 

Library 2,201 75 

Numbers. 

Number in School October 1, 1904 343 

Committed during year 191 

Returned from places 114 

Recommitted 1 

Runaways recaptured 24 

Returned from Eye and Ear Infirmary 1 

Returned from Massachusetts General Hospital ... 2 

333 

Whole number in School during year 676 

Released on probation 230 

Boarded out 49 

Massachusetts Reformatory 22 

Released to go out of the State 1 

Massachusetts School for Feeble-minded .... 6 

Westborough Insane Hospital 1 

Released to attend school 3 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary 1 

Massachusetts General Hospital 5 

Runaways 24 

Returned to court, over age 1 

Discharged 1 

Died 2 

346 

Number in School September 30, 1905 330 

Of the 191 boys committed during the year, 5 were fifteen 
years old, 79 fourteen years, 51 thirteen years, 32 twelve years, 
14 eleven years, 5 ten years, 4 nine years, 1 seven years; 5 of 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 69 

them were committed for assault, 38 for breaking and entering, 
4 for habitual absenteeism, 3 for taking horse and wagon, 74 
for larceny, 43 for stubbornness, 16 for other offences, 8 by 
transfer from the State Board of Charity; 37 were employed 
when arrested, 72 were attending school, and 82 were idle; 124 
had been arrested before, and 57 had been inmates of other 
institutions ; in the case of 54, other members of the family had 
been arrested ; all but 8 had one or both parents living, 77 had 
intemperate fathers, 4 intemperate mothers, and 7 both parents 
intemperate; 171 were born in the United States, 18 were 
foreign born, and the birth-places of 2 were unknown. The 
average time spent in the institution was 20.39 months. Of the 
commitments, 51 were from Middlesex County, 29 from Suffolk, 
25 from Bristol, 24 from Hampden, 22 from Essex. 15 from 
Worcester, 9 from Berkshire, 7 from E'orfolk, 6 from Plymouth, 
3 from Barnstable. 

The main institution is at Westborough, with suitable accom- 
modations for 280 boys in its several cottages. At Berlin, seven 
miles away, are accommodations for 24 more. Boys under thir- 
teen are sent to Berlin, and after a short detention there are 
boarded out in families. About half of these Berlin boys are 
finally restored to their homes without coming in contact with 
the older boys at Westborough. The average length of detention 
at Berlin is about three months, while that at Westborough is 
about twenty months. 

The education at the larger School is fairly up to modern 
standards. Besides the ordinary school studies, drawing, music 
and manual training are taught; and there are daily g^onnastic 
exercises, with special reference to the mentally and physically 
defective. 

Under the system of marking at the School, a boy is entitled 
to release on probation when he has earned 5,000 credits. The 
larger part of the boys thus released go to their own homes; 
the rest are placed out on farms. Of the 613 boys on probation 
at the end of the year, 443 were at their own homes. 

Monthly visits are made to the School by Dr. Arthur C. Jelly, 
in the interest of the mentally defective boys, of whom there are 
always a considerable number, and his advice has been found of 
very great value. 



70 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



The School is very much overcrowded ; and the Trustees rec- 
ommend, as a matter of urgent necessity, that the congestion 
be relieved by providing for a class of boys returned for mis- 
conduct, whose offences have not been sufficiently serious for their 
commitment to the Concord Reformatory, but who, neverthe- 
less, exercise an injurious influence upon the other boys; and 
they suggest that for these boys, either a branch school be estab- 
lished at some distance from the main School, and that at the 
same time the age of admission be raised from fifteen to seven- 
teen years, or, failing this, that another cottage be erected on 
the grounds. There is no doubt that something must be done 
without delay to meet the needs of the situation. 

The Board advises that fire drills be instituted in all the cot- 
tages. At present the boys would have much difficulty in get- 
ting out of the newer cottages quickly and safely, should a fire 
occur at night. 



The State Industrial School for Girls, 

Fannie F. Morse, Superintendent. 

Receijyts and Exjjenses. 

Dr. 



State appropriations 


?59,723 58 




Sale of produce 


193 


5i 


$59,917 12 








Cr. 






Salaries, wages, and labor .... 


S 20,391 05 




Provisions and supplies .... 


11.527 


53 




Clothintr. furniture, and bedding 


3,875 


71 




Fuel and lifrhts 


5,016 


45 




Medicines and medical supplies 


258 


31 




Transportation ...... 


838 


95 




Ordinary repairs and improvements . 


1,361 


20 




Extraordinary repairs and improvements . 


3,231 


10 




Other current expenses .... 


13,223 


28 


$59,723 58 
193 54 


Paid into the State treasury 


• 


- 




$.09,917 12 



Avera^^e net weekly cost per capita, $4.33. 

Market value of permanent funds, September 30, 1905, $3,400. 



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71 



Valuation 

Buildings 

Land 

Furniture and furnishings . 
Carriages and agricultural implements 
Live stock 

Numbers 
Number in school October 1, 1904 
Committed daring year . 
Returned from places . . . , 



Whole number in school during year 

Released on probation 

Sherborn Reformatory 

Transferred to a hospital . 

Of age, moral imbecile 

Eloped from school . . . . 



$187,115 00 

L5,400 00 

31,093 67 

3,150 00 

5,306 80 



79 
159 



215 

238 
453 



206 

6 

28 

1 

3 



Number in school September 30, 1905 



244 



209 



Of the 79 girls committed during the year, 50 were com- 
mitted for stubbornness, 1 for wanton and lascivious conduct, 
1 for lewd and lascivious conduct, 1 for leading a vicious life, 
5 for being idle and disorderly, 3 for common night-walking, 1 
for fornication, 9 for larceny, 1 for vagrancy, 3 for being an 
habitual truant, 1 for being an habitual school absentee, 3 for 
being lewd, wanton and lascivious; 28 were sixteen years of 
age, 21 were fifteen years, 20 were fourteen years, 5 were tliir- 
teen years, 5 were twelve years ; 41 were born in Massachusetts, 
4 in Canada, 1 in England, 3 in the Provinces, 1 in Syria, 1 
in Sweden, 1 in Germany, 3 in Eussia, 5 in Italy, 6 unknown, 
and the other 13 in various parts of the United States; all but 
1 could read and write. 

The School receives girls under seventeen years of age com- 
mitted by the courts. After being kept in the School for a 
comparatively short period, they are placed out on probation 
under the oversight of the School's superintendent of proba- 
tioners, and her assistants. Besides daily lessons in the ordinary 
school branches, the girls receive instruction in housework, 
singing, sloyd, and gymnastics, and in summer they work upon 
the grounds; they also have athletic sports. One of the eight 



72 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

cottages is at Bolton, several miles away, and receives the most 
difficult class of girls; and in one of the others the mentally 
defective girls are provided for. Regarding the latter class of 
girls the advice and assistance of Dr. Arthur C. Jelly is of great 
benefit here, as it is at the Lyman School. In accordance with 
his advice, eight girls have been removed from this institution 
to the School for Feeble-minded at Waltham. Under his direc- 
tion, the whole of this most important subject of feeble-minded- 
ness has been carefully studied during the year. 

The new hospital was opened last October, with a trained 
nurse in charge; and the greater number of the cases formerly 
sent to the State Hospital for treatment are now cared for here. 
The hospital is well equipped, and ailments which were for- 
merly overlooked, or not sufficiently cared for, now receive close 
attention. 

The Trustees regard the probation work of the School as of 
great importance, and under the new system of probation visitors 
very encouraging. Of the girls on probation at the close of the 
official year, 143 were at work in families, and 67 were engaged 
in miscellaneous occupations. 

One of the older cottages. Elm Cottage, is much out of re- 
pair, and should be thoroughly renovated. The method of 
sewage disposal has been repeatedly condemned by the State 
Board of Health, and the matter has been brought to the atten- 
tion of the Legislature several times, without effect. The esti- 
mated cost of a sewage bed is $11,550. 

The management of the institution is very satisfactory. 

The Massachusetts State Sanatorium. 
Walter J. Marcley, Superintendent. 

Receipts and Expenses. 

Dr. 

State appropriations $150,954 34 

From patients 46,130 78 

From cities and towns 2,817 32 

Sales, etc 7,338 29 

From soldiers' relief, charitable associations, etc. 2,622 12 

Special appropriations 64,532 36 

Cash on hand October 1, 1904 .... 8,887 81 

6282,783 02 



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73 



Cr. 



Salaries, wages, and labor .... 


$.37,431 93 


Food 


50,038 23 


Furnishings .... 


2,719 63 


Fuel and light 


5,959 20 


Medicines and medical supplies 


2,725 04 


Printing, stationery, and office supplies . 


871 50 


Soap and laundry supplies 


1,182 82 


Chapel services and entertainments . 


230 90 


Farm, stable, and grounds .... 


7,816 72 


Travel, etc., of officials .... 


1,519 16 


Repairs and improvements 


3,927 96 


New construction 


64,532 36 


Other expenses 


10,989 13 


Payments to State treasurer 


57,193 20 


Liabilities of 1904, paid this year 


17,530 72 


Miscellaneous extraordinary expenses 


8,011 40 


Cash on hand September 30, 1905, to be sent tc 


) 


State treasurer 


10,103 12 




(EOQo 7CQ no 







Average net weekly cost per capita, $8.83. 

Valuation, 

Buildings and permanent fixtures $395,138 00 

Land 22,512 00 

Furniture and furnishings 18,645 86 

Machinery, etc 1,500 00 

Carriages and agricultural implements 1,431 00 

Live stock 5,382 00 



Numbers. 





Men 


Women 


Totals 


Number October 1, 1905 

Admitted during year ..... 

Discharo^ed durinor year 

Deaths 

Number September 30, 1905 .... 


135 

430 

380 

4 

181 


117 
435 
375 

177 


252 
865 
755 
4 
358 



The whole number of patients examined for admission to 
the institution during the last official year was 1,847 ; of these, 
843 were accepted, 783 rejected, and 221 declared doubtful. 
The daily average number for the year was 307. Of the 759 



74 STATP: BOxVRD of charity. [P. D. 17. 

patients discharged during the year, 193 are not considered 
because they remained in the institution not more than one 
month, or for various other reasons. Of the remaining 566, 
191, or 33.7 per cent., are recorded as having the disease ar- 
rested and being apparently cured; 333, or 58.9 per cent, as 
improved; and 42, or 7.4 per cent, as not improved. Of the 
incipient cases, 64.2 per cent, had the disease arrested or ap- 
parently cured. Of the 566 patients, 544 gained an average of 
13% pounds, and 22 lost an average of 4% pounds. 

The average weekly cost was the lowest since the establish- 
ment of the institution. 

Of the 865 admissions, 324 were from Suffolk County, 169 
from Middlesex County, 95 from Worcester County, 91 from 
Essex County, 50 from Hampden County, 46 from I^Torfolk 
County, 34 from Bristol County, 21 from Plymouth County, 
17 from Berkshire County, 8 from Hampshire County, 5 from 
Franklin County, and 5 from Barnstable County. 

During the last oflScial year a power-house has been com- 
pleted and equipped, a new laundry and sleeping-rooms for 
male help have been finished and occupied, and a laboratory 
has been fitted up in a part of the old laimdry. The third 
cottage of the original four provided for by the Legislature of 
1903 is in process of construction, and upon its completion will 
be used as an infirmary, with provision for twenty-four beds. 
The remainder of the original appropriation of $150,000, in- 
tended for the construction of four cottages, will be all expended 
when the third is finished. 

Of the cases rejected during the year none were rejected on 
the ground that there was no room for them, but at various 
times accepted patients have been obliged to wait perhaps two 
weeks or longer for vacant beds. All beds are practically full, 
as those not actually occupied from day to day are promised 
and filled as quickly as possible. The capacity of the institution 
is now 365 in cold weather, and 355 in warm weather. 

An attempt has been made to establish an out-patient depart- 
ment for .the benefit of tuberculous patients coming to Rutland 
and boarding in private houses there, but unable to pay for 
medical attendance, and in the opinion of the Board, this depart- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 75 

ment should be fully developed without delay. It is estimated 
that there are now about 125 patients boarding in Rutland out- 
side the Sanatorium. 

Applicants for admission to the institution are examined as 
follows: at the Sanatorium, on any day but Sunday; at the 
Boston office in the new out-patient department of the Massa- 
chusetts General Hospital, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 
1.30 to 3.30 P.M.; at Worcester City Hospital, on Wednesdays 
and Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. ; at Worcester Hahnemann 
Hospital, on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. ; at the following places 
on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. : Springfield, Dr. 
Everett A. Bates, 57 Chestnut Street; Pittsfield, Dr. J. F. A. 
Adams, 114 ¥7endell Avenue; Fall River, Dr. A. S. MacKnight, 
355 ISTorth Main Street; Lowell, Dr. Boyden H. Pillsbury, 58 
Kirk Street. 

In the opinion of the Board, the dismissal of Dr. Vincent Y. 
Bowditch from his post of visiting physician, for the reasons 
given by the Trustees to the Board, is an injudicious and regret- 
table step. From the very beginning Dr. Bowditch has been 
identified with the institution, has served it with skill and devo- 
tion, and has contributed greatly to its success and prominence. 
Owing to early difficulty in finding a competent medical super- 
intendent, the Trustees placed the medical direction of the 
Sanatorium in the hands of the two visiting physicians from 
Boston, Dr. Bowditch and Dr. Clapp, their work being supple- 
mented by two medical assistants at Rutland. This arrange- 
ment has been inconvenient and imperfect, ])econiing more so 
with the steadily increasing numbers at the hospital. 

The tim.e would seem to have come for a change in the method 
of management, and for the appointment of a resident specialist 
in tuberculosis ; and the Board strongly urges such a change. 

The County Truant Schools. 
It is provided by section 2 of chapter 46 of the Revised Laws 
that: "County truant schools shall be subject to visitation by 
the board of education and by the state board of charity, and 
said boards shall report thereon annually to the general court." 
The schools are as follows : — 



^6 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Essex County Truant School, Lawrence. 

Hampden County Truant School, Springfield. 

Middlesex County Truant School, North Chelmsford. 

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties Truant School, Walpole. 

Suffolk County Truant School (Boston Parental), Roxbury. 

Worcester County Truant School, Oakdale. 

Visits liave been made to all the schools, in accordance with 
the requirements of the law. They are generally well managed, 
and most of them are in good condition, although some improve- 
ments are urgently needed, especially in the case of the Suffolk 
County School, at West Roxbury. The total number of boys 
committed to the schools during the last official year was 438 ; 
17 having been committed as " truants," 389 as " habitual 
truants," 22 as " habitual absentees," 1 as a " school offender," 
4 as " habitual school offenders," and 5 returned from proba- 
tion. The number in all the schools at the end of the official 
year was 546 ; the average age was about eleven and one-half 
years; the youngest being seven and one-half years, and the 
oldest fifteen years. Of the whole number committed, there 
were 179 who had been previously before the courts for other 
offences. 

Following are statistics of the several schools, and brief state- 
ments regarding them. 

Essex County Truant School^ Lawrence. 

Established 1891. 
W. Grant Fancher, Superintendent. 

On October 1, 1904, there were 31 boys in the school. During 
the year 51 were committed, viz., 47 habitual truants, 3 habitual 
absentees, and 1 school offender; and 12 were discharged; 
leaving 70 in the school September 30, 1905. The average 
number of boys in school during the year was 35. The average 
age of the boys committed was eleven years ; the youngest being 
nine, and the oldest fourteen years and eight months. There 
were two recorded cases of illness. Thirty-two had been pre- 
viously before the court, viz., 10 for truancy, and 22 for lar- 
ceny. The average net weekly cost per capita was $3.07. 

The school consists of a brick building, containing dormitories 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 77 

witli eighty beds, school-rooms, and Superintendent's quarters. 
There are thirty-five acres of land, fifteen of which are culti- 
vated. Three men and five women are employed. The institu- 
tion needs an additional building to provide for about fifty 
more boys, and also to secure better quarters for the Superin- 
tendent. 

Hampden County Truant School, Springfield. 

Established 1880. 
Erwin G. Ward, Superintendent. 

On October 1, 1904, there were 37 boys in the school. During 
the year 17 were committed, viz., 14 habitual truants, and 3 
habitual absentees; and 28 were discharged, and 5 released on 
probation; leaving 21 in the school September 30, 1905. The 
average number of boys in school during the year was 25. The 
average age of the boys committed was eleven years and five 
months; the youngest being nine, and the oldest thirteen years. 
There were no recorded cases of illness. Eighteen had been 
previously before the court, viz., 8 for stealing and 10 for 
truancy. The average net weekly cost per capita was $2.81. 

The school consists of one building, containing two dormi- 
tories with thirty-three beds, one school-room, and Superin- 
tendent's quarters. There are twelve acres of land, two of 
which are cultivated. One man and five women are employed. 
There have been no alterations or improvements during the 
year. Fire-escapes are greatly needed. 

Middlesex County Truant School, North Chelmsford. 

Established 1894. 
M. A. Warren, Superintendent. 
On October 1, 1904, there were 128 boys in the schools. 
During the year 78 were committed, viz., 75 habitual truants 
and 3 habitual absentees; and 48 were discharged, and 10 
released on probation ; leaving 148 in the school September 30, 
1905. The average number of boys in school during the year 
was 150. The average age of the boys committed was eleven 
years four months; the youngest being eight, and the oldest 
fifteen years. There were no recorded cases of illness. Seven 



78 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

had been previously before the court, viz., five for truancy, 
and two for breaking w^indows. The average net weekly cost 
per capita was $2.30. 

The school consists of -^yo brick buildings, containing four 
dormitories with two hundred beds, school-rooms, and Super- 
intendent's quarters. There are twenty-eight acres of land, of 
which twenty are cultivated. Eight men and seventeen women 
are employed. ISTo changes of construction have been made 
during the year. The discipline is excellent; the boys have a 
military band, which is a credit to the school. 

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties Truant School, 

Walpole. 

Established 1891. 
Jamks H. Craig, Superintendent. 

On October 1, 1904, there were 35 boys in the school. During 
the year 37 w^ere committed, viz., 15 habitual truants, 17 tru- 
ants, 3 habitual absentees, and 2 habitual school offenders; and 
26 were discharged; leaving 46 in the school September 30, 
1905. The average number of boys in school during the year 
was 44. The average age of the boys committed was twelve 
years; the youngest being nine, and the oldest fifteen years. 
There were no recorded cases of illness. Thirty-two had been 
previously before the court, viz., 10 twice, 8 three times, 3 four 
times, 5 five times, 3 six times, 1 seven times, 2 ten or more 
times; for disturbing the peace, petty larceny, breaking and 
entering, malicious mischief, and other offences. Ten boys 
are now serving a second term, and one boy is serving a fourth 
term. The average net weekly cost per capita was $3.34. 

The school consists of a wooden building, containing dormi- 
tories with sixty-two beds, school-rooms, and Superintendent's 
quarters. There are thirty-three acres of land, of which five 
and one-half are cultivated. Two men and six women are 
employed. The grounds about the building have been greatly 
improved during the year. There have been no changes of con- 
struction. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 79 

Suffolk County Truant School (Boston Parental) y Eoxbury. 

Established 1886. 
Dana P. Dame, Superintendent. 

On October 1, 1904, there were 182 boys in the school. Dur- 
ing the year 229 were committed, viz., 212 habitual truants, 
10 habitual absentees, 2 habitual school offenders, and 5 returned 
from probation; and 81 were discharged, and 115 released on 
probation; leaving 215 in the school September 30, 1905. The 
average number of boys in school during the year was 240. The 
average age of the boys committed was eleven years and nine 
months; the youngest being seven years and six months, and 
the oldest fourteen years and eleven months. There were Y5Y 
cases treated in hospital, viz., 231 hospital patients, 526 out- 
patients. Eighty-two had been previously before the court, for 
truancy, larceny, bunking out, violating city ordinance, break- 
ing and entering, assault, throwing stones, profanity, and other 
offences. The average net weekly cost per capita was $4.48. 

The school consists of four one-story schoolhouses and a hos- 
pital building, all of wood, besides an administration building, 
and other buildings of brick containing seven dormitories, with 
two hundred and fifty-eight beds. There are thirty-five acres 
of land, of which ten are cultivated. Twenty-nine men and 
sixteen women are employed. The present school buildings are 
merely make-shifts, and are inadequate to the needs of the 
school. It would be advisable to erect a central building, con- 
taining several school-rooms, a gymnasium, and an assembly 
hall. 

Worcester County Truant School, OaTcdale. 

Established 1891. 
Frank L. Johnson, Superintendent. 
On October 1, 1904, there were 44 boys in the school. During 
the year 26 were committed, — all as habitual truants ; and 20 
were discharged, and 4 released on probation; leaving 46 in 
the school September 30, 1905. The average number of boys 
in school during the year was 50. The average age of the boys 
committed was eleven years and six months; the youngest being 



80 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

nine and the oldest fourteen years. There were no recorded 
cases of illness. Eight had been previously before the court, 
offences not stated. The average net weekly cost per capita 
was $3.75+. 

The school consists of a brick building, containing dormi- 
tories with fifty-five beds, school-rooms, and Superintendent's 
quarters, besides a gymnasium and an assembly hall. There 
are eighteen acres of land, four of which are cultivated. One 
man and five women are employed. The system of ventilation 
has been greatly improved during the year. The boys raise 
chickens, Belgian hares, guinea pigs, and pigeons, and sell their 
squabs to a private hospital in Boston, having formed a stock 
company among themselves. 

Tuition of Children under the Care and Control of 

THE Board. 

Section 4 of chapter 44 of the Revised Laws provides that, 
" For the tuition in the public schools in any city or town of a 
child between the ages of five and fifteen years who shall be 
placed elsewhere than in his own home by the state board of 
charity ... or kept under the control of . . . said board in 
said city or town, the commonwealth shall pay to said city or 
town . . . fifty cents for each week of five days, or major part 
thereof, of attendance of every such child in the public schools. 
For the transportation to and from a public school of any child 
whose tuition is payable by the commonwealth . . . the com- 
monwealth . . . shall pay to the city or town furnishing such 
transportation, for each week of five days or major part thereof, 
an amount equal to the average amount for each child paid by 
said city or town per week for the transportation of children to 
and from school over the route by which such child is conveyed." 

Under the operation of this law, bills received from 193 
cities and towns, for the tuition and transportation of 1,948 
children, amounting to $27,105.06, were audited by the Board, 
and paid by the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, during the 
last official year, as follows : — 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



81 



TOWNS 


Number of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Abington 


15 


438 


$219 00 


$101 00 


$320 00 


Agawam . 








2 


84 


42 00 


5 00 


47 00 


Amlierst 








31 


741 


370 50 




370 60 


Aniesbury . 








3 


66 


33 00 


- 


33 00 


Andover . 








1 


26 


13 00 


_ 


13 00 


Ash field . 








2 


68 


34 00 


_ 


34 00 


Asliland . 








7 


168 


84 00 


82 10 


166 10 


Ayer . 








4 


144 


72 00 




72 00 


Barnstable 








6 


124 


62 00 


48 50 


110 50 


Barre . 








8 


193 


96 50 




96 50 


Becket 








1 


40 


20 00 


_ 


20 00 


Belchertown 








39 


965 


482 50 


- 


482 50 


Berliley . 








14 


379 


189 50 


- 


189 50 


Bernardston 








4 


113 


56 50 


_ 


56 50 


Beverly 








1 


17 


8 50 


_ 


8 50 


Blandford . 








7 


154 


77 00 


_ 


77 00 


Bourne 








10 


203 


101 50 


11 00 


112 50 


Boxborough 








2 


30 


15 00 


_ 


15 00 


Brain tree . 








1 


40 


20 00 


9 00 


29 00 


Bridgewater 








23 


511 


255 50 


64 80 


320 30 


Brimfleld . 








3 


105 


52 50 


_ 


52 50 


Brockton . 








1 


39 


19 50 


_ 


19 50 


Brookfield . 








4 


42 


21 00 


_ 


21 00 


Buckland • 








29 


668 


334 00 


117 75 


451 75 


Cambridge 








55 


1,622 


811 00 




811 00 


Canton 








9 


335 


167 50 


_ 


167 50 


Carver 








2 


60 


30 00 


_ 


30 00 


Charlemont 








10 


211 


105 50 


_ 


105 60 


Charlton . 








3 


66 


33 00 


22 00 


55 00 


Chelmsford 








7 


208 


104 00 




104 00 


Chester 








43 


1,142 


571 00 


223 00 


794 00 


Chesterfield 








8 


165 


82 50 


_ 


82 50 


Chicopee . 








7 


209 


104 50 


_ 


104 50 


Colrain 








9 


196 


98 00 


_ 


98 00 


Concord . 








7 


273 


136 50 


117 00 


253 50 


Conway 








6 


63 


31 50 


- 


31 50 


Cunimlngton 








19 


459 


229 50 


92 93 


322 43 


Daltou 








2 


116 


58 00 


46 40 


104 40 


Danvers . 








13 


210 


105 00 




105 00 


Dartmouth 








3 


98 


49 00 


_ 


49 00 


Dedham 








4 


119 


59 50 


_ 


59 50 


Deerfield . 








6 


126 


63 00 


23 00 


86 00 


Dennis 








1 


35 


17 50 




17 50 


Dighton . 








4 


97 


48 50 


_ 


48 50 


Dover 








3 


66 


33 00 


33 00 


66 00 


Dudley 








5 


101 


50 50 




50 50 


Duxbury . 








3 


99 


49 50 


_ 


49 50 


East Brldgewat< 


jr 






23 


440 


220 00 


_ 


220 00 


Eastham . 








1 


86 


18 00 


16 20 


34 20 


Easthampton 








6 


171 


85 50 


71 34 


156 84 


East Longmead( 


)W 






34 


770 


385 00 




385 00 


Easton 








33 


913 


456 50 


65 50 


522 00 


Enfield 








28 


692 


346 00 




346 00 


Everett 








17 


469 


234 50 


_ 


234 50 


Falmouth . 








4 


127 


63 50 


20 00 


83 50 


Fltchburg . 








5 


132 


66 00 


_ 


66 00 


Foxborough 








8 


211 


105 50 


_ 


105 50 


Framingham 








15 


430 


215 50 


_ 


215 50 


Franklin . 








9 


259 


129 50 


87 50 


217 00 


Georgetown 








10 


284 


142 00 


- 


142 00 


Gill . 








11 


270 


135 00 


_ 


135 00 


Goshen 








5 


121 


60 50 


_ 


60 50 


Grafton 








2 


59 


29 50 


44 25 


73 75 


Granby 
Granville . 








5 


158 


79 00 


49 30 


128 30 








2 


70 


35 00 




35 00 


Greenfield . 








6 


185 


92 50 


- 


92 60 


Groveland . 








2 


62 


31 00 


_ 


31 00 


Had ley 








13 


312 


156 00 


- 


156 00 


Hampden . 








16 


276 


138 00 


_ 


138 00 


Hanson 








2 


48 


24 00 


_ 


24 00 


Hard wick . 








3 


108 


54 00 


_ 


54 00 


Harvard 








2 


115 


57 50 


_ 


57 50 


Harwich . 








8 


234 


117 00 


_ 


117 00 


Hatfield . 








2 


39 


19 50 


_ 


19 50 


Haverhill . 








16 


378 


189 00 


_ 


189 00 


Hawley 








19 


392 


196 00 


~ 


196 00 



82 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



TOWNS 


Number of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks 
Schoolmg 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Hinsdale 


12 


286 


$143 00 




$143 00 


Holbrook . 








6 


116 


58 00 


_ 


58 00 


Hoi laud . 








1 


12 


6 00 


_ 


6 00 


Holliston . 








18 


401 


200 50 


$15 50 


216 00 


Hopkinton . 








14 


369 


184 50 


2 50 


187 00 


HuntlDgton 








9 


225 


112 50 


- 


112 50 


Hj-de rark 








7 


228 


114 00 


- 


114 00 


Ipswich 








4 


52 


26 00 


- 


26 00 


Lee . 








10 


299 


149 50 


77 50 


227 00 


Leverett . 








6 


136 


68 00 


60 82 


128 62 


Lexington . 








16 


314 


157 00 


23 00 


180 00 


Ley den 








18 


497 


248 50 


3160 


280 10 


Long-meadow 








1 


2 


1 00 




1 00 


Lowell 








7 


164 


82 00 


— 


82 00 


Ludlow 








60 


1,479 


739 50 


- 


739 50 


Lynn . 








8 


236 


118 00 


_ 


118 00 


Lynnneld . 








4 


129 


64 50 


49 66 


114 16 


Maiden 








20 


559 


279 60 


_ 


279 50 


Mansfield . 








5 


104 


52 00 


_ 


52 00 


Marblehead 








1 


27 


13 50 


_ 


13 50 


Marlborough 








4 


51 


25 50 


8 91 


34 41 


Medford . 








18 


344 


172 00 


_ 


172 00 


Medway . 








1 


27 


IS 50 


- 


13 50 


Melrose 








8 


134 


67 00 


_ 


67 00 


Merrimac . 








15 


428 


214 00 


6 00 


220 00 


Methuen . 








4 


152 


76 00 


_ 


76 00 


Middleborough 








31 


884 


442 00 


_ 


442 00 


Middlefleld 








41 


1,126 


563 00 


77 60 


640 60 


Millis . 








2 


26 


13 00 


13 00 


26 00 


Milton 








4 


104 


52 00 


_ 


52 00 


Montague . 








4 


102 


51 00 


3 70 


54 70 


Monterej' . 








1 


30 


15 00 


_ 


15 00 


Montgomery 








2 


70 


35 00 


_ 


35 00 


Mo n son 








55 


1,081 


540 50 


_ 


540 50 


Natick 








17 


366 


183 00 


_ 


183 00 


Needham . 








6 


181 


90 50 


_ 


90 50 


New Bedford 








14 


482 


241 00 


_ 


241 00 


Newbury . 








29 


624 


312 00 


19 25 


831 25 


Newburyport 








13 


340 


170 00 


- 


170 00 


New Salem 








2 


19 


9 50 


_ 


9 50 


Newton 








4 


116 


58 00 


_ 


58 00 


Northampton 








24 


591 


295 50 


- 


295 50 


Northbridge 








6 


126 


63 00 


- 


63 00 


North Brook fielc 








3 


91 


45 50 


14 00 


59 50 


Northfleld . 








3 


216 


108 00 




108 00 


Norton 








20 


534 


267 00 


24 39 


291 39 


Nor well 








11 


242 


121 00 


15 00 


136 00 


Oakham 








1 


18 


9 00 


_ 


9 00 


Orange 








1 


10 


^ 5 00 


- 


5 00 


Palmer 








6 


144 


72 00 


_ 


72 00 


Peabody . 








4 


138 


69 00 


_ 


69 00 


Pelham 








13 


419 


209 50 


_ 


209 50 


Pembroke . 








8 


186 


93 00 


- 


93 00 


Peru . 








3 


58 


29 00 


- 


29 00 


Plainfield . 








6 


135 


67 50 


- 


67 50 


Prescott . 








5 


95 


47 50 


16 00 


63 50 


Pfovincetown 








3 


36 


18 no 


- 


18 00 


Quincy 








5 


113 


56 50 


_ 


56 50 


Randolph . 








6 


159 


79 50 


- 


79 50 


Ray n ham . 








13 


315 


157 50 


- 


157 50 


Reading 








8 


134 


67 00 


- 


67 00 


Revere 








3 


89 


44 50 


- 


44 50 


Rockland . 








14 


376 


188 00 


- 


188 00 


Rowe . 








17 


441 


220 50 


_ 


220 50 


Russell 








2 


76 


38 00 


_ 


38 00 


Rutland . 








2 


64 


32 00 


32 00 


64 00 


Saugus 








32 


711 


355 50 


- 


355 50 


Scituate . 








1 


38 


19 00 


19 00 


38 00 


Sharon 








7 


224 


112 00 


_ 


112 00 


Shelburne . 








4 


126 


63 00 


18 00 


81 00 


Sherborn . 








6 


172 


86 00 


26 00 


112 00 


Shutesburr 








2 


46 


23 00 


_ 


23 00 


Somerset ' . 








6 


157 


78 50 


- 


78 50 


Somerville . 








9 


194 


97 00 


- 


97 00 


Southampton 








2 


51 


25 50 


- 


25 50 


Southwick 






18 


439 


219 50 


- 


219 50 


Spencer 








17 


524 


262 00 


91 56 


353 56 



Part I.] GEXERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



83 



TOWNS 


Number of 
Children 


Number of 

Weeks 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 
Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Springfield .... 


31 


863 


$431 50 


_ 


S431 50 


Stonelmm . 










13 


220 


110 00 


- 


110 00 


Stoughton . 










14 


307 


153 50 


$5 00 


158 50 


Sturbridge 










4 


152 


76 00 


38 00 


114 00 


Sudburv 










8 


228 


114 00 


- 


114 00 


Sunderland 










2 


72 


36 00 


18 00 


54 00 


Swampscott 










1 


15 


7 50 


- 


7 50 


Taunton . 










7 


232 


116 00 


- 


116 00 


Templeton . 
Tewksburj- 










3 


55 


27 50 


- 


27 50 










2 


63 


31 50 


- 


31 50 


Town send . 










2 


46 


23 00 


- 


23 00 


Truro . 










3 


100 


50 00 


21 00 


71 00 


Upton 










14 


368 


184 00 


22 00 


206 00 


Wakefield . 










80 


1,964 


982 00 


- 


982 00 


"Wales 








1 1 


36 


18 00 


- 


IS 00 


Walpole . 










6 


196 


98 00 


2 00 


100 00 


Waltham . 










7 


171 


85 50 


74 80 


160 30 


Ware . 










5 


153 


76 50 


9 50 


86 00 


Warren 










4 


101 


50 60 


- 


50 50 


Warwick . 










4 


96 


48 00 


- 


48 00 


Washington 










7 


177 


88 50 


136 80 


225 30 


Wayland . 










1 


36 


18 00 


20 16 


38 16 


Wellesley . 










2 


55 


27 50 


2 50 


30 00 


Westborough 










8 


160 


80 00 


70 44 


150 44 


West Boylston 










1 


38 


19 00 


- 


19 00 


West Bridgewater 








11 


346 


173 00 


- 


173 00 


West Brookfield 








2 


72 


36 00 


- 


36 00 


West Newbury . 








22 


459 


229 50 


- 


229 50 


Weymouth 










8 


230 


115 00 


10 00 


125 00 


Whatelv . 










8 


228 


114 00 


- 


114 00 


Whitman . 










2 


80 


40 00 


- 


40 00 


Wilbraham 










19 


433 


216 50 


12 50 


229 00 


Williamsburg 










37 


697 


348 50 


- 


348 50 


Wine hen don 












37 


18 50 


- 


18 50 


Winchester 












236 


118 00 


_ 


118 00 


Wlnthrop . 












39 


19 50 


- 


19 50 


W oburn 










14 


370 


185 00 


- 


185 00 


Worcester . 












82 


41 00 


- 


41 00 


Worth! ngton 










32 


765 


382 50 


- 


382 50 


Yarmouth . 










3 


350 


175 00 


- 


175 00 


Totals 


1,948 


49,334 


624,667 00 


$2,438 06 


$27,105 06 



The Peis^alty incurred by Certain Cities and Towns for 
Failure to make their Pauper Returns during the 
Month of April^ 1905. 
Sections 39-42 of chapter 81 of the Revised Laws, as amended 

by chapter 115 of the Acts of 1905, are as follows: — 

Section 39. Overseers of the poor shall keep full and accurate 
records, in a form prescribed by the state board of charity, of the 
paupers fully supported, the persons relieved and partially sup- 
ported, and the travellers and vagrants lodged at the expense of 
their cities and towns and of the amount paid for such support 
and relief. 

Section 40. They shall annually, in April, for the year ending 
on the last day of March, return to the state board of cliarity the 
number of such persons supported and relieved, tlie cost thereof, 
and a record of those fully supported. 



84 STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17, 

Section 41. In the year nineteen hnndred and five and in every 
tenth year thereafter the return of the overseers of the poor shall 
contain true and correct answers to such additional inquiries as the 
state board of charity may deem it advisable to make. 

Section 42. If the overseers of the poor of a city or town refuse 
or neglect to comply with the requirements of the three preceding 
sections, such city or town shall forfeit one dollar for each day's 
neglect, and the amount of such forfeiture shall be deducted from 
any amount to which said city or to\\Ti may be entitled in reimburse- 
ment for relief of state paupers as provided in sections fifteen and 
sixteen of chapter eighty-five; and if no such reimbursement shall 
be due to said city or town, the forfeiture shall be deducted from 
any money which may be due to it from the Commonwealth. 

Under these laws the Board reported to the Treasurer of 
the Commonwealth the names of the cities and towns that failed 
to make their pauper returns during the month of April, 1905, 
together with the amount of penalty incurred in each instance, 
as follows : Agawam, $1 ; Boston, $3 ; Carver, $1 ; Charlemont, 
$1; Conway, $1; Dracut, $12; Framingham, $3; Grafton, $14; 
Greenwich, $1 ; Hanover, $1 ; Holbrook, $Y ; Leicester, $28 ; 
Ljnnfield, $7; Norfolk, $3; North Andover, $8; Northfield, 
$4 ; Richmond, $4 ; Royalston, $9 ; Shelbume, $5 ; Sherborn, 
$2; Springfield, $5; Sunderland, $7; Templeton, $30; Ware- 
ham, $22 ; Webster, $38 ; Westminster, $1 ; total, $218. 

Immigration. 
Under an agreement made, March 28, 1894, between the 
State Board and the Treasury Department of the United States, 
and continued under the recently established Department of 
Commerce and Labor, the Commonwealth is reimbursed from 
the immigrant fund, created by head-tax collections, for the 
support of such alien immigrants as have entered the State, 
fallen into serious distress, and become a public charge, within 
one year after their landing in the country, — such distress 
having arisen from causes existing subsequent to their landing. 
In cases where the causes of distress existed prior to landing, 
and the immigrants have become a public charge within two 
years after landing, it is the duty of the steamship companies 
bringing such immigrants into the United States to carry them 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



85 



back again, and also to reimburse the State for the expense of 
their support. In both instances the claim, if finally estab- 
lished, is allowed from the date of the first notice by the State 
Board to the United States Commissioner of Immigration for 
the ports of Massachusetts. 

Under the provisions of the contract the Board reported to 
the Commissioner of Immigration, during the last official year, 
29 Y cases of immigrants who had fallen into distress, of which 
186 were verified and allowed. Of the remaining 111, 23 were 
not verified, 35 were discharged from hospital before investi- 
gation by the United States officials, 11 were withdrawn, 23 
were paid for by relatives or friends, 2 died, and 9 were not 
landed within the year. Of the 186 cases allowed, 95 were 
Boston landings, 82 ISTew York, 6 i^ew Bedford, and 3 Phila- 
delphia. They were cared for as follows : State Hospital, 41 ; 
State Farm, 3 ; Boston City Hospital, 59 ; Worcester City 
Hospital, 16; Fall River City Hospital, 2; St. Luke's Hos- 
pital, JSTew Bedford, 1 ; Quincy City Hospital, 5 ; ISTewton 
Hospital, 4 ; Hale Hospital, Haverhill, 1 ; Cottage Hospital, 
Lawrence, 2 ; Springfield almshouse hospital, 2 ; Salem Hos- 
pital, 4 ; Cambridge Hospital, 1 ; House of Mercy, Springfield, 
2 ; Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, 4 ; Holyoke Almshouse Hos- 
pital, 1 ; Emergency Hospital, ISTew Bedford, 1 ; House of 
Providence, Holyoke, 1 ; House of Mercy, Pittsfield, 1 ; ISTorth 
Adams Hospital, 1 ; I^oble Hospital, Westfield, 2 ; Beverly 
Hospital, 1 ; Worcester Isolation Hospital, 1 ; Clinton Hos- 
pital, 1 ; Somerville Hospital, 3 ; Waltham Hospital, 3 ; Boston 
Small-pox Hospital, 1 ; Frost Hospital, Chelsea, 2 ; Brockton 
City Hospital, 1 ; Lawrence Isolation Hospital, 1 ; Framing- 
ham Hospital, 1 ; Springfield Hospital, 1 ; Anna Jaques Hos- 
pital, Newburyport, 3 ; Everett Isolation Hospital, 1 ; Marl- 
borough Hospital, 1 ; Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, 1 ; 
Cambridge Almshouse, 1 ; Brockton, 1 ; Springfield, 1 ; Adams, 
1 ; Everett, 1 ; Hyde Park, 1 ; N'ew Bedford, 1 ; Somerville, 1 ; 
^orth Hadley, 1; Maynard, 1. The amount received by the 
Board and transmitted to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth 
during the year was $3,549.02, viz., $2,420.21 from the immi- 
grant fund, and $1,128.81 from steamship companies. 



86 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Statistics of Immigration. 
The following statistics have been obtained from the Com- 
missioner of Immigration for the ports of Massachusetts. 



Arrivals at the Ports of Massachusetts from Transatlantic 
Ports for the Year ending September 30, 1905. 



nationality of vessels 


Number of 

Vessels 


Number of 
Passengers 


Number 
Debarred 


Number of 
Deaths 


British 

American 

Others 


298 
80 
50 


80,224 
1,859 
2,271 


594 

1 
10 


4 


Totals 


428 


83,854 


605 


4 



Classification of Passengers arriving at the Ports of Massa- 
chusetts FROM Foreign Ports for the Year ending Septem- 
ber 30, 1905. 
Aliens from transatlantic ports (landed) 
American citizens from transatlantic ports . 
Canadians, Cubans, and Mexicans (not taxable) from transatlan- 
tic ports 

Tourists and visitors from transatlantic ports 
Deserting alien seamen from transatlantic ports . 
Cattlemen from transatlantic ports 
Barred from landing from transatlantic ports 



Total 



64,873 


13,330 


431 


844 


342 


3,429 


605 



83,854 



Classification of Passengers arriving at the Port of Boston 
FROM Transatlantic Ports for the Year ending September 
30, 1905. 

Steerage 60,917 

Intermediate 8,079 

Cabin 8,566 

Cattlemen 3,429 

Stowaways 195 

Deserting alien seamen 342 

Total 81,528 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD, 



87 



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Dutch 

East Indian 

English . 

Finnish . 

French 

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Greek 

Hebrew . 

Irish . 

Italian (north) 

Italian (south) 

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liithuanian 

Magyar . 

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Polish 

I'ortuguese 

llouinanian 

Russian . 

Ruthenian 

Scandinavian 

Scotch 

Slovak 

Spanish . 

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Turkish . 

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88 



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Armenian 

Bohemian 

Bulgarian 

Ciiinese 

Croatian . 

Cui)an 

Dalmatian 

Dutch 

P^ast Indian 

Knglisli . 

Finnish 

French 

German . 

Greek 

Hebrew . 

Irish . 

Italian (north) 

Italian (south) 

Japanese . 

Lithuanian 

Magyar 

Pacific Islande 

Polish 

Portuguese 

Roumanian 

Russian . 

Ruthenian 

Scandinavian 

Scotch 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF TPIE BOARD. 



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90 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Destination of Immigrants arriving at the Port of Boston. 



STATES AND TERRITORIES 



North Atlantic Division 

Maine 

New Hampshire . 

Vermont 

Massachusetts 

Rhode Island .... 

Connecticut . . . . 

New York .... 

New Jersey .... 

Pennsylvania 

Total . . . . 

South Atlantic Division 
Delaware . . . . 
Maryland . . . . 
District of Columbia 

Virginia 

West Virginia 
North Carolina 
South Carolina 

Georgia 

Florida 

Total . . . . 

North Central ^Division 

Ohio 

Indiana 

Illinois 

Michigan .... 
Wisconsin .... 
Minnesota .... 

Iowa 

Missouri 

North Dakota 
South Dakota 



Totals 



622 

623 

156 

29,169 

3,187 
832 

8,888 
407 

2,832 



46.716 



18 
98 
33 

2 

321 

12 

8 
18 
10 



520 



887 
6 
3,231 
1,773 
1,198 
3,856 

307 



412 



STATES AND TERRITORIES 



North Central Division — Com. 
Nebraska .... 

Kansas 

Total .... 



South Central Division 
Kentucky 



Tennessee 
Alabama 
Mississippi 
Louisiana 
Texas 
Oklahoma 
Arkansas 
Total . 

JFestern Division 
Montana .... 
Wyoming 
Colorado 
New Mexico . 
Arizona .... 
Utah .... 
Nevada .... 
Idaho .... 
Washington . 
Oregon .... 
California 
Total. 



Recapitulation 
North Atlantic Division 
South Atlantic Division 
North Central Division . 
South Central Division . 
Western Division . 
Total 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



91 



Occupation of Immigrants arriving at the Port of Boston. 



Professional 
Actors . . . . 
Artists . . . . 
Clergy . . . . 
Engineers 

Lawyers . . . . 
Musicians 
Physicians 
Teachers 
Not specified . 
Total professional . 

Skilled 
Accountants . 
Bakers . . . . 
Barbers .... 
Blachsmlths . 
Brewers .... 
Butchers 
Carpenters 

Clerks .... 
Dressmakers . 
Gardeners 
Iron workers . 
Jewelers .... 
Machinists 

Mariners .... 
Masons .... 
Mechanics, not specified 
MiUers .... 
Miners .... 
Painters .... 
Plasterers 



1 Totals 




1 

Totals 




Skilled -Con. 




22 


\ Plumbers 


14 


12 


Printers 


23 


56 


[ Shoemakers 


166 


34 


1 Spinners 


531 


6 


Stonecutters 


149 


3S 


Tailors 


1,022 


22 


; Tanners 


8 


110 


Tobacco manufacturers 


2 


62 


1 Watch makers .... 
Weavers 


12 


362 


1,422 




Not specified 

Total skilled . . . . 


430 


532 


8,792 


97 


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Agents 


101 


412 


Farmers 


1,197 


4 


Farm laborers .... 


3,896 


57 


Hotel keepers .... 


12 


822 


Laborers 


18,989 


507 


Merchants, dealers 


252 


810 


Servants 


12,016 


51 

1 


Not stated ..... 
Total miscellaneous 


1,997 


37 


38,460 


2 ! 

162 1 


No occupation, including women 
and children .... 


15,275 


329 


Eecapitulation 




303 


Professional 


362 


144 


Skilled 


8,792 


8 


Miscellaneous .... 


38,460 


182 


No occupation .... 
Total 


15,275 


62 


62,889 


6 

1 


: 





In addition to the foregoing, 25 aliens who arrived at the 
port of ]^ew York, 1 at ISTew Bedford and 1 at Montreal, were 
returned to the countries whence thev came. 



92 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



One hundred and seventeen passengers who arrived at the 
port of Boston, 103 at New York, 6 at l^ew Bedford, 2 at 
Philadelphia, and 1 at St. John, JSTewfonndland, were relieved 
in hospital. 

Statistics of Immigration at the Port of New Bedford during 

the Year. 
Total number of taxable passengers, 2,314; Portuguese: 
1,118 males, 842 females; Africans: 310 males, 39 females; 
Finnish: 2 males; Scandinavians: 2 males; Spanish: 1 male. 
Four hundred and eighty-four were under fourteen years of 
age; 1,655 were between fourteen and forty-five; and 175 were 
over forty-five years. Destinations: Massachusetts, 1,575; 
Rhode Island, 254; California, 413; Connecticut, 23; New 
York, 23; Nevada, 12; Ohio, 8; Maine, 3; Oregon, 2; Ver- 
mont, 1. Occupations: laborers, 902; domestics, 463; farm 
laborers, 282; mariners, 26; dressmakers, 36; shoemakers, 21; 
barbers, 22; stone cutters, 6; no occupation, 556. 

Statistics of Immigration at the Port of Provincetoiun during 

the Year. 
Total number of taxable passengers, 12 males, all Portu- 
guese, between fourteen and forty-five years of age; destina- 
tion, Massachusetts; occupation, fishermen. 

Head Money. 
The amount of head money collected at the ports of Massa- 
chusetts during the year was as follows : — 



Boston. 





1904. 




October . 


, 


. f 17,568 


November . 


. 


6,364 


December . 


1905. 


9,218 


January . 


. 


6,012 


February . 


. 


5,696 


March 


. 


10,750 


April . 


. 


16,494 


May . 


. 


. 13,640 


June . 


, , 


14,882 



1905. 



July 17,162 

August .... 9,336 

September . . . 11,820 

Total for Boston . $128,942 

New Bedford . . . 4,628 

Provincetown ... 24 

Total .... $133,594 



Parti.] GENEKAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



93 



Number of Arrivals, 18Jf8-1905. 
The following statement shows the number of alien immi- 
grants arriving at the ports of Massachusetts from transatlantic 
ports in each official year from May 10, 1848, when State 
supervision began, to the close of the last official 3'ear, Sep- 
tember 30, 1905. 



1848 . 








13,921 


1878 . 








6,471 


1849 . 








29,518 


1879 . 








10,895 


1850 . 








24,739 


1880 . 








33,626 


1851 . 








23,307 


1881 . 








43,642 


1852 . 








19,618 


1882 . 








52,416 


1853 . 








21,206 


1883 . 








42,384 


1854 . 








24,229 


1884 . 








30,030 


1855 . 








14,408 


1885 . 








19,929 


1856 . 








14,022 


1886 . 








28,512 


1857 . 








12,536 


1887 . 








40,415 


1858 . 








4,551 


1888 . 








43,351 


1859 . 








7,096 


1889 . 








33,979 


1860 . 








7,874 


1890 . 








30,802 


1861 . 








5,091 


1891 . 








31,556 


1862 . 








2,196 


1892 . 








31,234 


1863 . 








5,316 


1893 . 








28,143 


1864 . 








5,830 


1894 . 








14,673 


1865 . 








7,057 


1895 . 








23,608 


1866 . 








11,527 


1896 . 


, 






18,274 


1867 . 








11,266 


1897 . 








12,765 


1868 . 








15,128 


1898 . 








13,058 


1869 . 








26,414 


1899 . 








20,066 


1870 . 








30.069 


1900 . 








16,107 


1871 . 








. 22,904 


1901 . 








. 27,817 


1872 . 








. 25,957 


1902 . 








. 47,663 


1873 . 








. 31,042 


1903 . 








. 75,163 


1874 . 








. 20,223 


1904 . 








. 63,790 


1875 . 








. 13,468 


1905 . 








. 66,490 


1876 . 








. 8,118 
6,765 




1877 . 








Total 








.1,371,154 



94 , STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The City and Towk^ Paupers. 

Chapter 81, sections 3 and 4, of the Revised Laws, as amended 
by chapter 285 of the Acts of 1905, provides that " In towns 
in which paupers are provided for in families, the overseers of 
the poor shall investigate each place where the town paupers 
are to be so provided for, and shall endeavor by contract to 
secure their proper care and maintenance. A full and complete 
record of each case shall be kept, showing the terms of the con- 
tract and what services, if any, are to be rendered by the paupers. 
A majority of the overseers of the poor shall certify upon the 
records that such investigation has been made in each case, 
and that they are satisfied that the paupers will be properly 
cared for. The overseers of the poor, either by one of their own 
number or by a duly appointed agent, shall, at least once in 
every six months, visit each place where the town paupers are 
supported, and a record of each visit and of the condition of 
the paupers visited shall be kept. 

^' The state board of charity may visit and inspect all places 
where city or town paupers are supported in families." 

Section 43 of the same chapter provides that ^' Overseers of 
the poor shall make and forward returns, on or before the tenth 
day of January and July in each year, to the state board of 
charity relative to all minor children over the age of four years 
who are supported at the expense of such city or town in an 
almshouse or elsewhere on the first day of said months. Said 
returns shall be made in such form and shall contain such in- 
formation relative to said minor children as may be prescribed 
by the state board." 

Chapter 86, section 50, of the Revised Laws, provides that 
" The state board of charity shall at least once a year visit all 
children who are maintained wholly or in part by the common- 
wealth, or who have been indentured or placed in charge of a 
person by any state institution, board or officer of the com- 
monwealth, or under any provision hereof, and all minor chil- 
dren who are supported at the expense of any city or to^vn. It 
shall inquire into the condition of such children, and make 
such other investigations relative thereto as it may think fit; 



Parti.] GENEKAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 95 

and for this purpose it may have private interviews v^ith such 
children at any time.'' 

Chapter 81, sections 5-7, as amended by chapter 303 of the 
Acts of 1905, provides that " In every city and town, said over- 
seers shall place every pauper child who is in their charge and 
is over two years of age in a respectable family in the common- 
wealth, or in an asylum therein, to be there supported by the 
city or town according to the laws relative to the support of the 
poor until they can be otherwise cared for. The overseers, per- 
sonally or by agent, shall visit such child at least once in three 
months and make all needful inquiries as to his treatment or 
welfare. 

" If said overseers of any city, except Boston, or of any tovm, 
fail to place out any pauper child according to the provisions of 
the preceding section for two months after the date of receiving 
such child, the state board of charity, to the exclusion of said 
overseers, shall perform such duty, and such child shall, under 
the direction of said board, be supported by the city or town in 
the same manner as if placed out by the overseers, and shall be 
subject to visitation by the officers or agents of said board until 
the board is satisfied that the overseers will properly care for 
him. 

" 'No such child who can be cared for as provided in section 
five without inordinate expense shall be retained in an alms- 
house unless he is a state pauper or an idiot, or otherwise so 
defective in body or mind as to make his retention in an alms- 
house desirable, or unless he is under the age of five years and 
his mother is an inmate thereof and is a suitable person to aid 
in taking care of him." 

Adult Poor provided for in Families. 
Of the 443 adult poor persons reported by the local author- 
ities as fully supported in families on January 1, 1905, 35 died 
before visits could be made. The remaining 408, — 160 men 
and 248 women, — were all visited and reported on by the 
Board's agents. They were supported by 152 cities and to^vns, 
as follows : Abington, 4 ; Acushnet, 1 ; Adams, 2 ; Amesbury, 
4; Amherst, 2; Auburn, 2; Avon, 5; Barnstable, 1; Becket, 



96 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

1 ; Berlin, 1 ; Bernardston, 3 ; Blaiidf ord, 1 ; Bolton, 5 ; Bourne, 
2 ; Boylston, 1 ; Brewster, 1 ; Brimfield, 1 ; Cliarlemont, 1 ; 
Charlton, 1 ; Chatham, 3 ; Chelsea, 1 ; Cheshire, 3 ; Chilmark, 
2 ; Clarksburg, 1 ; Clinton, 2 ; Cohasset, 1 ; Colrain, 2 ; Con- 
way, 1 ; Cottage City, 2 ; Cnmmington, 2 ; Dalton, 5 ; D^n- 
vers, 8 ; Douglas, 3 ; Dover, 3 ; Dudley, 1 ; Eastham, 2 ; East- 
hanipton, 2 ; Edgartown, 10 ; Egremont, 1 ; Enfield, 5 ; Erving, 
1 ; Everett, 6 ; Eitchburg, 1 ; Eramingham, 2 ; Eranklin, 1 
Gardner, 3 ; Gill, 1 ; Goshen, 1 ; Gosnold, 1 ; Grafton, 3 ; Granby 
1 ; Great Barrington, 11 ; Greenfield, 1 ; Groton, 1 ; Groveland 
1 ; Hamilton, 1 ; Hampton, 3 ; Hatfield, 1 ; Heath, 1 ; Hinsdale 
3 ; Holbrook, 6 ; Holden, 1 ; Holyoke, 1 ; Hyde Park, 4 ; King- 
ston, 1 ; Lakeville, 4 ; Lanesborough, 1 ; Lawrence, 1 ; Lee, 7 
Lenox, 6 ; Leverett, 3 ; Leyden, 2 ; Longmeadow, 1 ; Lowell, 7 
Ludlow, 8 ; Mansfield, 1 ; Marion, 3 ; Marlborough, 3 ; Mash pee 
1 ; Mendon, 2 ; Merrimac, 5 ; Milton, 9 ; Monterey, .1 ; Mont- 
gomery, 1 ; Mount Washington, 1 ; iN'ahant, 1 ; Xeedham, 1 
I^ew Ashford, 1 ; 'Ne^Y Bedford, 2 ; E'ew Braintree, 1 ; 'New 
Marlborough, 6 ; ^ew Salem, 4 ; ^N'ewton, 3 ; ^Nortli Andover, 1 
;Northborough, 3; I^orthbridge, 1; I^orthfield, 6; l^orwood, 2 
Oakham, 1 ; Orange, 2 ; Orleans, 3 ; Otis, 1 ; Peabody, 2 ; Pel- 
ham, 2 ; Petersham, 5 ; Phillipston, 1 ; Pittsfield, 5 ; Plainfield 
2 ; Plympton, 3 ; Prescott, 4 ; Raynham, 5 ; Revere, 4 ; Rich 
mond, 1 ; Rowe, 1 ; Royalston, 2 ; Salem, 1 ; Salisbury, 1 ; Sand- 
wich, 2 ; Savoy, 1 ; Scituate, 3 ; Sheffield, 6 ; Shirley, 3 ; Shrews- 
bury, 1 ; Southborough, 6 ; Southwick, 4 ; Springfield, 3 ; Stock- 
bridge, 1 ; Sunderland, 1 ; Swampscott, 2 ; Taunton, 1 ; Tolland, 
1 ; Topsfield, 5 ; Townsend, 2 ; Truro, 3 ; Tyngsborough, 1 
Tyringham, 1 ; Wakefield, 1 ; Wareham, 1 ; Washington, 3 
Wayland, 1; Wellfleet, 5; Westfield, 7; West Springfield, 3 
West Stockbridge, 11 ; Whately, 2 ; Wiitman, 8 ; Wilbraham, 2 
Williamsburg, 5 ; Willi amstown, 4 ; Winchester, 5 ; Woburn, 
1 ; Worthington, 1. Of the 408, 2 were reported to the State 
Board of Insanity as insane persons. Their ages were as fol- 
lows: 15 between twenty and thirty, 23 between thirty and 
forty, 32 between forty and fifty, 40 between fifty and sixty, 78 
between sixty and seventy, 125 between seventy and eighty, 84 
between eighty and ninety, and 11 between ninety and one hun- 
dred. For their support there was paid in 74 cases less than $2 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 97 

per week, in 187 cases from $2 to $3 per week, in 96 cases from 
$3 to $4 per week; and in the remaining 51 cases, — mostly 
of old or feeble persons, — the rate varied from $1 to $12, 
according to the amonnt of care required. Of the whole num- 
ber, 136 were reported to be in good or fairly good mental and 
physical condition. All were apparently receiving good care, 
with very few exceptions, to which the attention of the Overseers 
of the Poor was called, with satisfactory results. There were 
157 able to do light work, either in the house or at the barn. 
There were 54 supported in their own homes. According to the 
reports. Overseers of the Poor failed in 55 cases to comply with 
the requirement of law that they shall visit the paupers at least 
once in every six months. 

Dependent Minor Children provided for in Families and 

Asylums. 

Visits were made in the cases of 854 children, — 451 boys 
and 403 girls, — reported as provided for by 112 cities and 
towns, as follows : Adams, 1 ; Andover, 3 ; Attleborough, 1 ; Ayer, 
4; Becket, 4; Bernardston, 1; Beverly, 2; Boston, 423; Bridge- 
water, 3 ; Brookline, 5 ; Cambridge, 3 ; Charlemont, 1 ; Cheshire, 
7 ; Chicopee, 6 ; Clinton, 11 ; Dalton, 7 ; Danvers, 7 ; Dart- 
mouth, 1 ; Dedham, 1 ; Dover, 1 ; Dudley, 2 ; Duxbury, 1 ; East- 
hampton, 1 ; Everett, 5 ; Framingham, 3 ; Gardner, 2 ; Goshen, 
1 ; Granville, 1 ; Great Barrington, 3 ; Greenwich, 1 ; Hanover, 
1 ; Hanson, 2 ; Haverhill, 8 ; Hawley, 1 ; Hingham, 1 ; Hinsdale, 
2 ; Holyoke, 5 ; Hopedale, 1 ; Hyde Park, 6 ; Ipswich, 1 ; King- 
ston, 5 ; Lancaster, 1 ; Lawrence, 36 ; Lee, 2 ; Lenox, 6 ; Leomin- 
ster, 2 ; Lexington, 2 ; Lowell, 42 ; Ludlow, 3 ; Lynn, 2 ; Lynn- 
field, 1 ; Mansfield, 2 ; Medfield, 1 ; Medf ord, 1 ; Melrose, 5 ; 
Merrimac, 1 ; Methuen, 4 ; Milton, 2 ; N'antucket, 3 ; N'atick, 3 ; 
Newbury, 1 ; ISTewton, 4 ; ISTorth Adams, 6 ; NTorton, 1 ; Norwood, 
8 ; Orleans, 5 ; Palmer, 1 ; Paxton, 1 ; Peabody, 6 ; Pepperell, 
1 ; Petersham, 2 ; Pittsfield, 1 ; Prescott, 2 ; Quincy, 6 ; Rayn- 
ham, 12; Revere, 2; Rowley, 2; Royalston, 4; Salem, 11; 
Sandwich, 9 ; Saugais, 3 ; Savoy, 1 ; Scituate, 2 ; Sharon, 1 ; 
Sheffield, 1 ; Shutesbury, 1 ; Somerville, 2 ; South Hadley, 2 ; 
Springfield, 2 ; Stockbridge, 2 ; Stoughton, 3 ; Sturbridge, 14 ; 
Sutton, 1 ; Swampscott, 2 ; Taunton, 2 ; Topsfield, 4 ; Tyring- 



98 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

ham, 1 ; Upton, 2 ; Wakefield, 3 ; Ware, 6 ; Washington, 2 ; 
Wayland, 6 ; Welleslej, 1 ; West Boylston, 1 ; West Springfield, 
5 ; West Stockbridge, 5 ; West Tisbury, 1 ; Weymouth, 8 ; 
Whately, 4; Whitman, 5; Worcester, 2; Yarmouth, 8. Of the 
whole number, 173 were cared for and treated in public and 
private hospitals and asylums. There were 561 who attended 
school, and 351 did more or less work. The price of board 
varied from less than $1 per week to $3.25. All these children 
appeared to be well cared for, except in a very few instances, 
to which the attention of the Overseers of the Poor was duly 
called. 

Dependent Minor Children in Almshouses. 
Visits were made in the cases of 197 children^ — 117 boys 
and 80 girls, — reported to be cared for by the following 39 
cities and towns in their almshouses : Adams, 2 ; Amherst, 1 ; 
Barnstable, 1 ; Boston, 25 ; Braintree, 2 ; Brimfield, 1 ; Cam- 
bridge, 1 ; Chicopee, 1 ; Clinton, 1 ; Dartmouth, 6 ; East Bridge- 
water, 1 ; Fall River, 30 ; Greenfield, 3 ; Haverhill, 12 ; Holyoke, 
3 ; Ipswich, 2 ; Lawrence, 15 ; Lowell, 29 ; New Bedford, 11 ; 
North Adams, 2 ; North Attleborough, 1 ; Pittsfield, 5 ; Reading. 
1 ; Southbridge, 1 ; South Hadley, 2 ; Springfield, 2 ; Stoughton, 
2 ; Sutton, 1 ; Taunton, 8 ; Uxbridge, 2 ; Wakefield, 2 ; Waltham, 
3 ; Ware, 1 ; Westborough, 3 ; Westport, 2 ; Weymouth, 2 ; 
Winchendon, 1 ; Woburn, 4 ; Worcester, 5. Of these children, 
82 had been removed from the almshouse, and 6 had died, before 
the time of visitation. Of the remainder, 20 were so defective 
in mind or body as to render their retention in the almshouse 
desirable, and 10 were removed after notification by the Board 
to the Overseers of the Poor that they were detained contrary to 
law. There were 11 who attended school, and 15 who did more 
or less work. 

THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL AND HOME FOR 
CRIPPLED AND DEFORMED CHILDREN. 

The Legislature of 1904 passed an Act (chapter 446). "to 
establish the Massachusetts School and Home for Crippled 
and Deformed Children.'' The Act provided for the appoint- 
ment of five Trustees, and also provided that the State Board 
of Charity shall have general supervision of the School and 
Home. The Governor subsequently appointed the following 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 99 

Trustees: Edward H. Bradford, M.D., William Endicott, Jr., 
Leonard W. Ross, William A. Morrison, M.D., Alfred S. 
Pinkerton. 

Lender date of December 16, 1905, Dr. Bradford, Chairman 
of the Trustees, reported to the State Board of Charity as 
follows : — 

On the 18th day of October the Governor and Council approved 
of the purchase of the Gammell farm, a tract consisting of some 
forty-six acres, situated in the town of Lexington, which the Board 
deemed admirable in many respects. Upon further investigation 
of the question of the cost of constructing and maintaining a system 
of sewerage at this place, the Board felt that it would not be 
warranted in making the large expenditure required, and the in- 
tention of purchasing this place has been given up. Since then 
the Board has been considering other sites, but as yet has reached 
no definite conclusion regarding them. 

The delay in purchasing a site for the school has been due to 
the difficulty of procuring such a place as would meet the peculiar 
needs' of those who would live at the institution, and those who 
would participate in its management. After careful consideration 
of the question of location, the Board long since decided that the 
institution should be situated as near to the centre of the indigent 
population of the Commonwealth as was possible, and easily acces- 
sible to persons interested in the pupils of the school, special in- 
structors and physicians ; while at the same time sufficiently removed 
from the city to obtain the full benefit of the country air and life; 
that it should be as near as possible to a railroad station and street 
car lines; that electricity and water and sewerage ser^dce should be 
obtainable at the least possible expense; and that its environment 
should possess physical attractions which could not be but ele- 
vating and beneficial to crippled and deformed children. 

With such a place in view, the Board has examined numerous 
sites in the towns of Attleborough, Abington, Arlington Heights, 
Bedford, Braintree, Canton, Concord, Dedham, Franklin, Hol- 
brook, Lexington, Lincoln, Millis, Xatick, Xeedham, Sharon, Sud- 
bury, Waltham, Weston, Wayland, Walpole, Wellesley, and other 
municipalities. The Board, I may add, has, at the present time, 
several sites in view, one of which it is hoped will be purchased 
at an early day. 

With regard to the selection of an architect, I may say that 
some ■ months ago the Board engaged the services of Professor 
Francis W. Chandler, of the Institute of Technology, as a con- 
sulting architect, and he has been busily engaged in preparing plans 
and specifications for the immediate consideration and perfection 
of the architect or architects which the Board will soon select. Li 



100 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



view of the advanced state of the work which we are planning to 
do, I feel safe in expressing the hope that as soon as the question 
of the purchase of a site is settled, the Board will be in a position 
to begin active operations towards perfecting the architectural 
plans of the buildings and in pushing forward the construction of 
the institution. The exact form which the institution will take 
has not been definitely settled, but at the present time I think it 
will take the cottage S3'Stem form. 

The Boaed's Finances. 
The following table shows the legislative appropriations for 
expenses under the direction of the Board for the calendar year 
190i, the expenses for the same year, the appropriations for 
the year 1905, and the estimates for the first eleven months of 
the year 1906, under the provisions of the law establishing a 
new fiscal year for the Commonwealth. The expenses for the 
year 1905 are not completed. 



Appropria- E„„e„ge8 
tions, i J^xpenses, 

1904 



1904 



Appropna- 7-;i;j^J-' 

*^«"^- Jan. 1 to 

Nov. ;30 



1905 



Expenses of the Board, including travelling 
and other expenses of the members, and 
salaries and expenses in the Board's Cen- 
tral Office 

Salaries and expenses in the Division of 
state Adult Poor 

Salaries and expenses in the Division of 
state Minor Wards 

Transportation of State paupers, including 
transportation of State Farm probation- 
ers, and expenses of probation visitors . 

Care and maintenance of indigent and neg- 
lected children and juvenile offenders, to 
include expenses in connection with the 
saiDe, for the current year and previous 
years 

Support of State pauper infants . 

Tuition in the public schools, including 
transportation to and from said schools, 
of children boarded or bound out by the 
State Board of Charity, for the current 
year and previous years . . • . 

Travelling and other necessary expenses of 
Auxiliary Visitors 

Support of sick State paupers, and cases of 
wile-settlement, by cities and towns, for 
the current year and previous years 

Burial of State paupers by cities and towns, 
for the current year and previous years . 

Temporary aid of State paupers and ship- 
Avrecked seamen by cities and towns, for 
the current year and ]irevioias years . 

Expenses incurred in connection with 
small-pox and other diseases dangerous 
to the public health, lor the current year 
and previous years 

Publication of annual report 

Totals 



$8,000 00 
40,000 00 
43,500 00 

12,500 00 



210,000 00 
56,000 00 



25,000 00 
1,600 00 

60,000 00 
7,500 00 

30,000 00 



30,000 00 
2,000 00 



$526,100 00 



$7,912 76 
39,988 89 
43,191 00 

12,368 78 



209,998 16 
* 58,632 98 



23,554 74 
1,280 39 

59,999 79 
7,499 63 

30,000 00 



29,953 33 
1,769 56 



$8,000 00 
40,000 00 
45,500 00 



$7,335 00 
38,100 00 
42,500 00 



12,500 00 : 11,460 00 



230,000 00 
63,000 00 



25,000 00 
1,400 00 



210,835 00 
57,750 00 



26,000 00 
1,200 00 



60,000 00 55,000 00 

7,500 00 6,875 00 

! 

38,000 00 ' 34,835 00 



25,000 00 
2,000 00 



17,000 00 
1,900 00 



$526,150 01 



$557,900 00 $510,790 00 



Deficiency. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 101 



The exj^enses for the official year — October 1, 1904 to Sep- 
tember 30, 1905 — were as follows: — 

Expenses of the Board $8,010 47 

Division of State Adult Poor 38,873 12 

Division of State Minor Wards . . . . . . 45,674 15 

Transportation of State paupers 13,061 29 

Support of indigent and neglected children, etc. . . . 224,965 09 

Support of pauper infants 64,462 75 

Tuition of State children 27,105 06 

Auxiliary Visitors 1,134 77 

Support of sick State paupers 72,271 49' 

Burial of State paupers 7,740 18 

Temporary aid of State paupers 37,231 02 

Dangerous diseases 37,242 05 

Annual report 1,766 74 

Total $579,438 18 



DETAILS, 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD. 

Salaries : 

John D. Wells f 2,700 00 

Henry C. Prentiss 1,800 00 

Louise S. Kolb 800 00 

Susie O'Loughlin 600 00 

Hazel J. Hadley 125 00 

William G. Kelley 59 15 

Total salaries $6,084 15 

Travelling expenses of members 740 25 

Printing 304 38 

Stationery 301 52 

Postage, telegrams, expressage, and telephone . . . 465 92 

Publications 78 95 

Extra service and miscellaneous expenses .... 35 30 

Total $8,010 47 



DIVISION OF STATE ADULT POOR. 



Salaries : 
Joshua F. Lewis, M.D 
Charles A. Colcord 
Henry H. Fairbanks 
Thomas M. Doane 
Edward F. Morgan 
Berndt F. lleurlin 



Amoiml carried forward 



Sub-division of In-door Poor. 



f3,000 00 


1,833 33 


1,200 00 


1,100 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 



$9,733 33 



102 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Amount brought forward 

Frank W. Goodhue 
William Hopewell 
Harry G. Taft . 
Annette E. Barnes 
Elizabeth C. Finney 



Sub-division of Out-door Poor. 
George B. Tufts 
Willard D. Tripp . 
William J. Hinchcliflfe 
Harry H. Pray . 
Hubert O. Moore 
Louis R. Lipp . 
Joseph W. Proctor, M.D. 
William Healey . - 
John W. Henderson . 
Robina A. Morison . 
Annie A. Me Bride 
Emma T. Cornish 
Justine D. Ferris 
William W. Henderson 
Edward Hitchcock, Jr. 
George L. Dubois 

Total salaries 

Printing . 
Stationery . 
Postage, expressage, telegrams, and telephone 

Publications 

Extra service and miscellaneous expenses 
Travelling expenses : 

Joshua F. Lewis 

Edward F. Morgan . 

Willard D. Tripp 

Harry H. Pray . 

William J. Hinchcliffe 

Hubert O. Moore 

Berndt F. Heurlin 

Louis R. Lipp 

William Hopewell 

William Healey . 

Joseph W. Proctor 

John W. Henderson . 

Harry G. Taft . 

Edward Hitchcock, Jr. 



$394 43 
893 35 
518 91 
837 96 
234 82 
759 62 
792 05 
572 83 
924 52 
430 55 
583 55 

78 66 
133 35 

62 73 



19,733 33 

933 33 

1,000 00 
700 00 
804 17 
600 CO 



2,000 00 

1,400 00 

1,400 00 

1,400 00 

1,200 00 

1,000 00 

1,200 00 

1,000 00 

700 00 

900 00 

900 00 

800 00 

700 00 

316 11 

100 00 

107 15 

$28,894 09 

341 61 

780 68 

681 98 

235 73 

721 70 



7,217 33 



Total Division of State Adult Poor . 



$38,873 12 



Parti.] GExXERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



103 



DIVISION OF STATE MINOR WARDS. 



M 



D. 



Salaries : 
William P. Derby, 
Bertha W. Jacobs 
Frederick G. Southmayd 
Thomas P. Bagley 
Nathan Coe 
David Walker . 
G. Frederic Davis 
Edward W. Bowker 
Henry L. Gardner 
William W. Foster 
Albert A. Carlton 
Arthur E. Newcomb 
Mary S. Beale . 
Lucy B. Hancock 
E. Mabel Tyler . 
Lilla D. Baker . 
Emma W. Kelley 
Alice A. Page . 
Ellen L. Lynch . 
Mary Agnes Perrault 
Florence Faden 
Mary F. Mooney 
Mary E. Weston 
Geraldine S. Jones 
Mary R. Cady . 
Jennie L. Harris 
Catherine E. Smith 
Florence M. Carpent( 
Ethel H. Curtice 
Edith T. Bisbee 
Mary T. Dwyer 
Eliza M. Smith . 
Winifred A, Keneran 
Margaret G. Lynch 
Joseph P. Mclntire 
Ellen L. Crafts . 
Anna T. Mulholland 
Blanche G. Wing 



Sub-division of Children. 



Sarah M. Crawford, M.D. 
Edwin F. Cummings, M.D. 
Frederick A. Burt 

Amount carried forward 



Sub-division of hifants. 



?3,000 00 


1,618 28 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,266 67 


1,265 56 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,253 89 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 


1,400 00 


1,100 00 


800 00 


739 79 


800 00 


900 00 


716 66 


700 00 


700 00 


641 67 


632 22 


600 00 


700 00 


700 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


496 78 


600 00 


102 52 


103 33 


33 33 


1,750 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 



$38,820 70 



104 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Amount brought forward $38,820 70 

Annie F. Merrill 900 00 

Georgiana C. Faden 800 00 

Catherine A. Chisholm 800 00 

Mary J. Kloeker 600 00 

Eleanor J. Towle 21 67 

Joseph W. Grautstuck , 196 24 

Total salaries $42,138 61 

Printing 1,567 06 

Stationery 581 99 

Postage, expressage, telegrams, and telephone . . . 763 51 

Publications 20 00 

Extra service and miscellaneous expenses .... 229 60 

Superintendent's travel 109 18 

Bertha W. Jacobs, travel 164 20 



Total Division of State Minor Wards 



$45,574 15 



TRA.NSPORTATION OF STATE PAUPERS. 

Travelling expenses of officers : 

Thomas M. Doane $459 20 

Charles A. Colcord 7 74 

Elizabeth C. Finney 226 62 

Harry G. Taft 762 86 

William Healey 129 08 

John W. Henderson 245 28 

Foreign fares 2,733 35 

Inland fares . .^ 5,347 61 

Carriage and express 341 44 

Food and lodging 342 58 

Expenses of Probation Visitors 128 14 

Expenses of branch office 200 01 

Gratuities to prisoners 1,192 05 

Assistance and miscellaneous expenses 448 46 

Transportation to State Hospital 496 87 

Total 813,061 29 

INDIGENT AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN. 

Board $150,790 19 

Clothing 49,370 33 

Schooling 515 30 

Miscellaneous . . . . - . . . . " . . 12,417 63 



Amount carried forward 



$213,093 45 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



105 



Amount brought forward 

Travelling expenses of visitors 
Bertha W. Jacobs 
David Walker . 
Frederick G. Southmayd 
Nathan Coe 
Henry L. Gardner 
Thomas P. Bagley 
Edward W. Bowker 
G. Frederic Davis 
William \V. Foster 
Albert A. Carlton 
Arthur E. Xewcomb 
Joseph P. INIcIntire 
Mary S. Beale . 
Lucy B. Hancock 
Mary Agnes Perrault 
E. Mabel Tyler . 
Florence Faden . 
Jennie L. Harris 
'Mary F. Mooney 
Mary E. Weston 
Geraldine S. Jones 
Catherine E. Smith 
Florence M. Carpenter 
Ethel H. Curtice 
Edith T. Bisbee . 
Mary T. Dwyer . 
Winifred A. Keneran 
Eliza M Smith . 



. 


$213,093 45 


P 20 




823 21 




553 21 




840 68 




961 26 




245 69 




101 12 




698 57 




808 76 




495 30 




626 25 




207 15 




331 37 




318 61 




254 67 




180 10 




226 65 




157 94 




664 96 




557 29 




489 44 




481 71 




630 59 




11 82 




286 14 




478 76 




18 95 




418 24 


11 fi71 RA 



Total 8224,965 09 

PAUPER INFANTS. 

Board $53,982 92 

Clothing 3,784 87 

Expenses of nursery 1,302 45 

Miscellaneous 3,766 46 

Travelling expenses of visitors : 

Sarah M. Crawford $431 14 

Edwin F. Cummings 285 00 

Frederick A. Burt 460 42 

Catherine A. Chisholm .... 449 49 

1,626 05 



Total 



$64,462 75 



106 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



TUITION OF STATE CHILDREN. 



City and town bill 


3 

AUXILIARY VISITORS. 


$27,105 06 






Travelling and oth 


er expenses 

SUPPORT OF SICK STATE PAUPERS. 


fl,134 77 






City and town bills of 1900 


113 00 




( (( 


' 1901 


234 92 




( (( ( 


' 1902 


309 53 




i (t < 


' 1903 


2,382 51 




( (( 


' 1904 


45,678 32 


(t (( 


' 1905 

BURIAL OF STATE PAUPERS. 


*23,653 21 


Total 


f72,271 49 






City and town bill 


3 of 1902 


$23 45 


(( u 


' 1903 






141 65 




• 1904 

' 1905 .... 






4,548 93 
*3,026 15 


Total 


$7,740 18 




TEMPORARY AID OF STATE PAUPERS. 




City and town bill 


s of 1893 


38 42 




( t( 


' 1894 






16 03 




I (1 


' 1895 .... 

' 1896 






28 60 
4 10 




( (( 


♦ 1898 .... 






2 00 




( <( 


'• 1900 . . . 






53 05 






' 1901 .... 
' 1902 .... 
" 1903 .... 






94 90 
312 04 
816 34 






" 1904 .... 
" 1905 .... 






27,949 28 
*7,109 26 


Foreign fares . 


...... 






512 86 


Inland fares 


,,,,,, 






162 59 


Carriage and expr 


ess 






57 94 


Food and lodging 


. 






18 47 


Miscellaneous . 


...... 






44 73 


Travelling expens 


es of officers : 




Elizabeth C. I 


Inney f32 8^ 


t 


William J. n 


nchcliflfe .... 7 5< 


7 

4.0 4.1 








Total 


. $37,231 02 















* The greater number of the bills for 1905 were rendered after the close of the official year. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



107 



DANGEROUS DISEASES. 

City and town bills of 1901 ?1,662 74 

" 1902 3,008 28 

" 1903 3,231 27 

« 1904 . 19,950 70 

" 1905 *6,722 97 

On account of lepers 2,666 09 

Total $37,242 05 

ANNUAL REPORT. 

Printino^ annual report f 1,766 74 



The above details may be classified 


as follows : - 


— 


Salaries 


. f77,116 85 


Travelling expenses . 












24,734 61 


Priu'ting 




- 








2,213 05 


Stationery . . 












1,664 19 


Other office expenses 












3,232 69 


Support of State minor wards . 












303,035 21 


Transportation .... 












12,027 10 


Support of State out-door poor 












153,647 74 


Publishing annual report . 












1,766 74 




f579,438 18 



List of Employees of the Board. 

Following is a list of the employees of the Board, with a 
schedule of their salaries for the year 1906. The graded sys- 
tem of salaries now includes all classes of employees except the 
Superintendents of State Adult Poor and State Minor Wards 
and their Deputies, the Clerk of the Board, the Statistical Clerk, 
and the Inspector of Almshouses ; it is as follows : — 

Meist. — Clerks : first five years of service, $800 ; second five 
years, $1,000 ; thereafter, $1,200. Visitors : first five years, 
$1,000 ; second five years, $1,200 ; thereafter, $1,400. Trans- 
portation officers : first ^Ye years, $700 ; second five years, $900 ; 
thereafter, $1,100. Medical visitors: fii*st five years, $1,200; 
second five years, $1,350; thereafter, $1,500. Visitor of in- 
fants: first five years, $1,100; second five years, $1,300; there- 
after, $1,500. Assistant visitors: first five vears. $400: second 



The greater number of the bills for 1905 wero rendered after the close of the ofticial year 



108 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

^ye years, $600 ; thereafter, $800. Messengers : first two years, 
$250; second two years, $300; thereafter, $400. 

Women". — Clerks, visitors, and transportation officers : first 
five years, $600 ; second five years, $700 ; thereafter, $800.. 
Accountants, certified stenographers, assistant to Clerk of the 
Board, and inspector of infant boarding-houses : first five years, 
$700; second ^ve years, $800; thereafter, $900. Settlement 
clerks : first ^ve years, $800 ; second five years, $900 ; there- 
after, $1,000. Visitor-at-large of girls in free homes: first five 
years, $1,000; second ^ve years, $1,200; thereafter, $1,400. 
Visitor-at-large of boarded children: first ^ve years, $800; 
second five years, $950 ; thereafter, $1,100. 

CENTRAL OFFICE. 

John D. Wells, Clerk of the Board f 2,700 00 

Henry C. Prentiss, M.D., Statistical Clerk .... 1,800 00 

Louise S. Kolb, Assistant 800 00 

Susie O^Loughlin, Clerk 600 00 

William G. Kelley, Messenger 250 00 

Total $6,150 00 

DIVISION OF STATE ADULT POOR. 

Joshua F. Lewis, M,D., Superintendent $3,000 00 



Sub-division of In-door Poor 
Charles A. Colcord, Deputy Superintendent 
Henry H. Fairbanks, Clerk 
Thomas M. Doane, Transportation Officer 
Edward F. Morgan, Visitor 
Berndt F. Heurlin, Visitor 
Frank W. Goodhue, Clerk 
William Hopewell, Inspector of Almshouses 
Harry G. Taft, Trayisportation Officer 
Annette p]. Barnes, Stenographer 
Elizabeth C. Finney, Transportation Officer 



Sub-division of Out-door Poor 
George B. Tufts, Deputy Superintendent 
Willard D. Tripp, Visitor . 
William J. Hincheliffe, Visitor, 
Harry H. Pray, Visitor 
Hubert O. Moore, Visitor . 
Louis R. Lipp, Visitor 



2,000 00 


1,200 00 


1,100 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


700 00 


900 00 


600 00 


2,000 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 



Amount carried forward ....... $22,500 00 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



109 



Amount brought forward $22,500 00 

William Healey, Visitor 1,000 00 

Joseph VV. Proctor, M.D., Medical Visitor .... 1,200 00 

JohnW.YLendQVson, Transportation Officer .... 70000 

Robina A. Morison, Accountant 900 00 

Annie A. McBride, Settlement Clerk ..... 900 00 

Emma T. Cornish, Clerk 800 00 

Justine D. Ferris, Clerk 700 00 

William W. Henderson, Messenger 300 00 

Total $29,000 00 

DIVISION OF STATE MINOR WARDS. 

William P. Derby, M.D., Superintendent .... $3,000 00 



Sub-division, Children. 
Bertha W. Jacobs, Deputy Superintendent 
Frederick G. Soiithmayd, Visitor 
Thomas P. Bagley, Visitor 
Nathan Coe, Visitor . 
David Walker, Visitor 
G. Frederic Davis, Visitor 
Edward W. Bowker, Visitor 
Henry L. Gardner, Visitor 
William W. Foster, Visitor 
Albert A. Carlton, Visitor . 
Arthur E. Newcomb, Visitor 
Joseph P. Mclntire, Assistant Visitor 
Mary S. Beale, Visitor-at-large of Girls in Free Homes 
Lucy B. Hancock, Visitor-at-large of Boarded Children 
E. Mabel Tyler, Visitor . 
Lilla D. Baker, Clerk 
Alice A. Page, Accountant 
Emma W. Kelley, Accountant 
Mary A. Perrault, Visitor . 
Florence Faden, Visitor . 
Mary F. Mooney, Visitor . 
Mary Yj. Weston, Clerk 
Geraldine S. Jones, Visitor 
Mary R. Cady, Clerk 
Jennie L. Harris, Visitor . 
Florence M. Carpenter, Visitor 
Catherine E. Smith, Visitor 
Ethel H. Curtice, Clerk . 
Edith T. Bisbee, Visitor . 
Eliza M. Smith, Visitor 

Amount carried forward 



1,750 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 


600 00 


1,400 00 


1,100 00 


800 00 


800 00 


900 00 


800 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


332,260 00 



110 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Amount brought forward $32,250 00 

Mary T. Dwyer, Visitor 600 GO 

Margaret G. Lynch, Stenographer ' 700 00 

Winifred A. Keneran, Visitor 700 00 

Sub-division, Infants. 

Sarah M. Crawford, M.D., Deputy Supterintendent . . . 1,750 00 

Edwin F. Cumraings, M.D., Medical Visitor .... 1,500 00 

Frederick A Burt, Visitor of Infants 1,500 00 

Annie F. Merrill, Accountant 900 00 

Georgiana C. Faden, Clerk 800 00 

Catherine A. Chisholm, Inspector of Infant Boarding-houses . 800 00 

Mary J. Klocker, Clerk 600 00 

Eleanor J. Towle, Clerk 600 00 

Joseph W. Grautstuck, Messenger 250 00 

Total f42,950 00 



Aggregate salaries . . . $78,100 00 



Under the graded system, salaries will be increased during 
the year 1906 as follows: William W. Foster, February 1, to 
$1,400 ; Elizabeth C. Finney, March 10, to $Y00 ; Mary Agnes 
Perrault, March 16, to $800; Susie O'Loughlin, xipril 1, to 
$700; Joseph W. Proctor, April 1, to $1,350; Harry G. Taft, 
April 1, to $900; William W. Henderson, June 5, to $400; 
Florence M. Carpenter, July 15, to $700 ; Catherine E. Smith, 
October 15, to $700. 

The Auxiliary Visitors now in office are as follows: Mary 
L. Allaire, Hatfield; S. Belle Atherton, Wakefield; Susan M. 
Barrus, Williamsburg; Mary W. Bartol, Lancaster; Fannie A. 
Billings, Lowell; Martha B. Bishop, ISTorth Brookfield; Luann 
L. Brackett, Old Orchard, Me. ; Frances Brewer, ISTorthampton ; 
Alice T. S. Brewster, Pittsfield; Elizabeth E. Bridgman, Bel- 
chertow^n; Mary E. Brown, West Koxbury; Sarah Alden Burt, 
West Tisbury; Ellen T. A. Callahan, Worcester; Gertrude E. 
Canedy, Shelburne Falls; Helen B. Chapman, Xewtonville; 
Lucy S. Copeland, Mansfield; Margaret Costello, Franklin; 
Florence S. A. Davis, Quincy; Hattie C. Emmons, Blandford; 
Myrabel G. Fiske, Greenfield; Harriet J. Freeman, Westfield; 
M. Clara Gale, Brattleboro, Yt. ; Elvira M. Gorham, Bellows 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. Ill 

Falls, Vt. ; Lucie A. Guest, Melrose ; Ellen M. Hartwell, Little- 
ton ; Marietta B. Hawes, Attleborough ; Mary A. Hayden, Athol ; 
Lucy A. Hitchcock, Palmer ; Alice M. Holmes, Lynn ; Kate G. 
Holton, Waverley; Florence W. Hutchinson, Pepperell; Leura 
E. Jenkins, Barre ; Elizabeth E. Kelley, Falmouth ; Amanda T. 
C. King, Thomsonville, Conn. ; Beatrice Kluhn, Mill River ; 
Sara G. Knight, Worcester ; Katherine H. Leonard, Springfield ; 
Lois A. Mason, Winchendon; Mary C. Metcalf, East Walpole; 
Esther C. Morse, South Lancaster; Mildred Morse, Clinton; 
Elizabeth H. Morton, Springfield ; Eunice J. Morton, Hatfield ; 
Mary K. Morton, Hatfield; Mary Lawler Murphy, Boston; 
Harriet E. l^oyes, Ipswich; Rose Chandler Paine, Worcester; 
Amelia S. Phelps, Wilbraham; Elizabeth Whittier Potter, 
Haverhill ; Louise L. Putnam, Lynn ; S. Ellen Robertson, Chico- 
pee; Mary C. Rogers, Canton; AKce L. Ropes, Cambridge; 
Flora A. Rose, Granville; Helen Russell, Plymouth; Delia A. 
Ryan, Athol Centre; Annie E. Smith, NTewton Highlands; 
Caroline Stavers, Taunton; Mary P. Tovnisley, Springfield; 
Bertha L. Turner, WatertovTu; Ellen H. Underwood, South 
Dennis ; Mary E. Yeber, Charlemont ; Alice E. Wetherbee, Fall 
River ; Abbie M. White, Famumsville ; Emma S. White, Spring- 
field; Harriet R. Wiley, Wellfleet; Harriet J. Williams, Well- 
fleet; Adeline Y. Wood, Middleborough ; Carrie T. Wright, 
South Hadley. 

The Probation Visitors now in office are as follows: Frank 
W. Amazeen, Haverhill; J. D. Bacheller, Lynn; Daniel W. 
Bates, Westfield; William H. Bayley, Newburyport ; Rev. 
George F. Beecher, Worcester; Michael Bergin, Waltham; 
Frank Broughton, Marblehead; Cornelius Buckley, Natick; 
James A. Burgess, Middleborough; James T. Carroll, South 
Boston; Rev. Clark Carter, Lawrence; Calvin H. Clark, Med- 
ford; Chester L. Clark, Milford; W. W. Converse, Palmer; 
George H. Eddy, Fall River ; Joseph M. Fitzgerald, Pittsfield ; 
William A. Flaherty, Somerville ; Edwin M. Fowle, West New- 
ton; Rev. John M. Gallagher, North Andover; P. J. Greene, 
Boston; Edward A. Hall, Springfield; Timothy J. Harris, 
Marlborough; Rev. Silvanus Hayward, D.D., Southbridge; 
Rev. J. J. Healy, Gloucester; Richard C. Humphreys, Dorches- 
ter; Rev. Charles E. Hutchison, Roxbury; D. B. Ingalls, M.D., 



112 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Clinton; J. J. Keppel, Boston; Rev. Reuben Kidner, Boston; 
Joseph H. Ladd, South Framingham ; M. B. Lamb, Worcester; 
Rev. Oscar Lindegren, East Boston ; Joseph P. Love, Webster ; 
Thomas J. McEneaney, Lawrence; Rev. William G. Mullin, 
Lowell; Edwin Mulreadj, Rockland; Aden F. Murphy, Wo- 
burn; Rev. Edward E'orton, Quincy; Rev. Michael J. O'Con- 
nor, Stoneham; Rev. James O'Doherty, Haverhill; Rev. John 
J. O'Keefe, Clinton; William H. O'Neil, Salem; Thomas S. 
O' Toole, Roxbury; Moses J. Perrault, Fitchburg; Arthur D. 
Perry, Dorchester ; John J. Raleigh, ^Northampton ; Herman T. 
Regnell, Attleborough ; Lyman H. Richards, Maiden ; Fred- 
erick W. Robinson, Boston ; Rev. E. H. Roper, Gloucester ; 
Thomas B. Rounds, Somerset; Rev. William Schinnick, Mar- 
blehead; Fred M. Scudder, Taunton; John F. Stapleton, Hol- 
yoke; D. W. Stowell, Huntington; Rev. John W. Suter, Win- 
chester ; Michael Sweeney, Fall River ; A. Tilley, l^ew Bedford ; 
John W. Trehy, Chicopee ; John H. Walker, Cambridge ; George 
M. Whipple, Salem; Arthur A. Wordell, Brookline; Rev. 
George C. Wright, Lowell. 

The Almshouse Visitors now in office are as follows: Mary 
Belle Bailey, Lancaster; Maud Bailey, Lynn; Mrs. Francis C. 
Barlow, Boston; Nellie E. Barrett, Worcester; Mrs. E. M. T. 
Bass, Warwick; Mrs. Charles E. Batchellor, North Brookfield; 
Mrs. Charles I. Bliss, Hingham; Florence E. W. Bliss, Worces- 
ter; Nellie A. Blunt, Milford; Mrs. Jerome C. Borden, Fall 
River ; Nellie C. Boutwell, Maiden ; Mrs. William Bray, George- 
town; Josephine S. Brooks, Nantucket; Kate Leyson BroT\m, 
Waltham; M. Leontiene Buck, Wilmington; Alice Byington, 
Stockbridge ; Mrs. Gilbert J. Carter, Clinton ; Mary Cummings 
Clark, Winchendon ; Amanda J. Cobleigh, Leominster ; Mrs. Eli 
Converse, West Brookfield ; Mrs. Alvah Crocker, Fitchburg ; 
Elizabeth LeB. Crockett, Boston ; Mrs. Levi Currier, Amesbury ; 
Mary E. Curtis, Norwell ; Gertrude C. Daniels, Pittsfield ; Clara 
E. Davis, Hudson ; Louise G. De Long, Medford ; Anna W. Dev- 
ereaux, Lowell; Mrs. William T. Dudley, Wayland; Anna T. 
Dyer, South Braintree ; Sibyl C. Emerton, Cambridge ; Mary 
V. Esterbrook, Lunenburg; Mrs. Joseph Evans, Salem; Edith 
G. Fabens, Marblehead ; Georgia E. Fairfield, Fairhaven ; Liz- 
zie C. Flavell, Marshfield; Harriet J. Freeman, Westfield; 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 113 

Lelia E. French, Gloucester; Annie P. Furber, Sharon; Mrs. 
Ferdinand C. Gammons, Bridgewater; Etta H. Glidden, 
Charlestown; Mrs. H. M. Goddard, Millbury; Mrs. Thomas 
Gogin, Melrose ; Helen A. Hanscom, Haverhill ; Helen E. Hart- 
well, Ayer; W. Anna Heclonan, Weymouth; Mabel W. Hitch- 
ings, Saugus; Carrie E. Holton, Westborough; Lena I. Hoyt, 
Brockton; Florence W. Hutchinson, Pepperell; Mrs. Elbridge 
R. Jackson, Gardner; Mrs. Henry Johnson, Shutesbury; A. 
Jeannette Kilborn, Lee ; Lida A. Kimball, Xorth Adams ; Mrs. 
Irving W. Kingman, South Hanover ; Fanny E. Lane, Weston ; 
Mary H. Lane, Hadley; Mary A. Leeds, Woburn; Anna S. 
LeLacheur, West Bridgewater; Helen B. Lincoln, Worcester; 
Rebeckah Lincoln, Brimfield; Mrs. M. D. S. Longley, Belcher- 
town ; Mrs. A. N. Lyman, Montague ; 'Nina. MacFayden, Taun- 
ton; Alice Haynes Marsh, Quincy; Lois A. Mason, Winchen- 
don ; Adeline May, Leicester ; Effie A. Merrill, Peabody ; Abbie 
E. Merritt, Ashburnham ; Mrs. Charles N. Morse, Foxborough ; 
Minna R. Mulligan, JSTatick ; Harriet E. ISToyes, Ipswich ; Char- 
lotte Parsons, Mattapoisett ; Mrs. John D. Pierce, Greenfield; 
Mrs. W. B. Plunkett, Adams ; Clara Ringer, Wakefield ; Hattie 
H. Robbins, Lee; Ellen Roberts, Medfield; Mary C. Rogers^ 
Canton; Mrs. Henry C. Rolfe, Concord; Helen Russell, Plym- 
outh; Mrs. Mary C. Shatswell, Dedham; Mary H. Sherman, 
Brookfield; Winifred B. Simonds, Bedford; Abbie M. Small, 
J^oi-thborough ; Mrs. Austin E. Smith, Springfield ; May Knight 
Southwell, Somerville ; Grace A. Spaulding, Lexington ; Myrtie 
Spooner, N"orth Easton; M. Elizabeth Stebbins, Deerfield; 
Fanny C. Stone, ISTewburyport ; Mary C. Sweet, Lawrence; 
Mrs. W. P. Taylor, Ashfield; Helen B. Thompson, Reading; 
Leda J. Thompson, Korth Attleborough ; Fanny Thrasher, 
Greenwich ; Mrs. L. H. Tourtellotte, Marlborough ; Ellen H. 
Underwood, South Dennis; C. B. Warren, Plymouth; Retta 
W. Wetherbee, Newton ; Jessie P. Wheeler, East Milton ; Mary 
J. Wheeler, Athol; Mrs. E. M. White, Framingham; Mrs. B. 
Hartley Williams, Amherst. 



114 STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 

Peoceedings of the Boaed. 
The Board here presents a summary of its ojBScial proceedings 
from the time of signing the last annual report. 

Regular MontJily Meeting, Friday, January 6, 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees; including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, reports of revocation of permits to be at liberty from the 
State Farm and of cases of release on probation from the State 
Farm under the Rules, and adoption of recommendations involving 
action on applications for discharge of inmates of the State Farm 
and of children in the custody of the Board, and petitions for 
licenses to maintain boarding-houses for infants. 

Hearing given to residents of Brewster, Harwich, Wellfleet, and 
other towns on Cape Cod, in support of petitions that the State 
Board of Charity " provide a suitable place of reception for per- 
sons infected with the dangerous disease of leprosy, other than in 
any city or town on the mainland in this Commonwealth/' 

Resignation of Ellen M. Larkin as auxiliary visitor, and appoint- 
ment of Kate G. Holton, of Waverley, as auxiliary visitor. 

Appointment of Hazel J. Hadley as messenger in the Central 
office, the appointment to date from the 1st inst. 

Transfer of Emma W. Kelley from the position of clerk in the 
Division of State Minor Wards to that of accountant in the same 
Division. 

Appointment of the Chairman, Mr. Pratt, Miss Curtis, Mr. 
Adams, and Mr. Tilley, as a Committee to appear before any Com- 
mittees of the Legislature on matters of concern to the Board. 

Special Meeting, Saturday, January IJi, 1905. 

Appointment of Hubert 0. Moore, of Springfield, as probation 
visitor. 

Appointment of Margaret C Lynch as stenographer in the Divi- 
sion of State Minor Wards, to date from the 16th inst. 

Adjourned Meeting, Wednesday, January 18, 1905. 

Report of arrangement with Boston Board of Health, under 
which lepers now at Gallop's Island may continue to be cared for 
there until arrangements can be made for their removal. 

Appointment of J. D. Bacheller, of Lynn, as probation visitor, 
in place of Frank C. Fegley, resigned. 

Action providing for petition to the Legislature to pass resolu- 
tions requesting the Congress of the United States to provide for 
the establishment of a national hospital or colony for lepers. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 115 



Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, February 3, 1903. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, 
showing a visit to the State Farm. 

Report of Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, showing that 
the Inspector had visited and inspected thirty-five almshouses. 

Creation of a new standing Committee on Finance. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, March 3, 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees, inchiding reports of Heads of 
Divisions. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the temporary home at Springfield, Miss Devereaux's, 
and the nursery. 

Report of Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, showing that 
the Inspector had visited and inspected seventeen almshouses. 

Special Meeting, Friday, March 17, 1905. 
Consideration and adoption of draft of bill presented by Mr. 
Donnelly, concerning the protection of minors in the religious 
belief of their parents. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, April 7, 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to Mrs. Fuller's, Miss Devereaux's, Mrs, Gerry's, and the 
Wakefield almshouse. 

Resignation of William Healey as special district police officer, 
and appointment of John W. Henderson in his place. 

Arrangement for a conference of the Board's probation visitors. 

Report of the Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, showing 
that the Inspector had visited and inspected twenty-six almshouses ; 
also reporting the appointment of thirty unpaid almshouse visitors, 
in accordance with the vote passed December 16, 1904, authorizing 
the Committee on Inspection of Almshouses to appoint such unpaid 
visitors of local almshouses as they may deem advisable. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, May 5, 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the State Hospital, the State Sanatorium, and the 
Worcester Countv Truant School. 



116 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Conference with Trustees of Massachusetts State Sanatorium 
with regard to the question of establishing an infirmary and an 
out-patient department. 

Appointment of Eev. Charles D. Hutchison, of Boston, as pro- 
bation visitor. 

Appointment of Mary A. Hayden, of Athol, Mary L. Allaire, of 
Hatfield, Beatrice Kluhn, of New Marlborough, and Margaret Cos- 
tello, of Franklin, as auxiliary visitors. 

Report of Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, showing that 
the Inspector had visited and inspected twenty almshouses; also 
reporting the appointment of thirt^^-three unpaid almshouse visitors. 

Estimates of additional appropriations for the current year, viz.. 
Division of State Minor Wards, $500; Indigent and Neglected 
Children, $10,000; Pauper Infants, $3,000. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, June 2, 1905. 

Annual election of officers: Mr. Lincoln elected Chairman, and 
Mrs. Codman, Vice- Chairman; John D. Wells elected Clerk of the 
Board; Joshua F. Lewis, M.D., Superintendent of State Adult 
Poor; William P. Derby, M.D., Superintendent of State Minor 
Wards. 

Appointment of Standing Committees. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the Lyman School, Mrs. Fuller's, and the nursery. 

Appointment of Lyman H. Richards, of Maiden, as probation 
visitor. 

Resignation of Elizabeth R. Storrow as auxiliary visitor. 

Report of Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, showing that 
the Inspector had visited and inspected twenty almshouses; also 
reporting the appointment of eight unpaid almshouse visitors. 

Amendment of By-laws of the Board. 

Appointment of a Committee, to consist of the Chairman and 
Mr. Adams, with full power to make provision for leper patients 
in charge of the Board. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, Jnly 1 , 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the temporary homes at Springfield and Ludlow, the 
State Farm, and the nursery. 

Appointment of William G. Kelley as messenger in the central 
office, vice Hazel J. Hadley, resigned. 



Parti.] GP:NERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 117 

Appointment of Dt. Edward Hitchcock, Jr., as medical visitor 
during Dr. Proctor^s vacation. 

Appointment of Anna T. Miilholland as temporary clerk in the 
Division of State Minor Wards. 

Voted, That the Clerk be instructed to certify to the Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth the names of the several cities and towns which failed to 
make the annual pauper returns required by section 40 of chapter 81 of the 
Revised Laws, within the month of April, 1905, together with the amount 
of penalty incurred in each instance, under the provisions of section 42 of 
the same chapter. 

Appointment of Rev. E. H. Roper, of Gloucester, James T. Car- 
roll, of Boston, Thomas S. O'Toole, of Dorchester, and Chester L. 
Clark, of Milford, as probation visitors. 

Adoption of amended rules regarding the release of prisoners 
from the State Farm. 

Appointment of Alice M. Holmes, of Lynn, as auxiliary visitor. 

Report of Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, showing that 
the Inspector had visited and inspected twenty-six almshouses; 
also reporting the appointment of twenty-one unpaid almshouse 
visitors. 

Appointment by the Governor of Miss Curtis, member of the 
Board, and Miss Jacobs, Deputy Superintendent of State Minor 
Wards, to represent the Board and the Commonwealth at the forth- 
coming National Conference of Charities and Corrections at Port- 
land, Oregon. 

Regular Monthly Meeting j Friday, August 4, 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the temporary home at Springfield, Miss Devereaux's, 
and the almshouses at Greenwich, Hardwick, and Dana. 

x\ppointment of Joseph H. Ladd, of South Framingham, as 
probation visitor. 

Further amendment of rules regarding the release of prisoners 
from the State Farm. 

Report of Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, showing that 
the inspector had visited and inspected twenty-two almshouses: 
also reporting the appointment of five unpaid almshouse visitors. 

Report of Committee on Leper Patients, of purchase of the 
island of Penikese for the purpose of a leper hospital. Mr. Pratt 
added to the Committee. 

Receipt of communication from the Governor, declining to give 
a public hearing " upon the question of the establishment of a leper 
colony on Penikese Island in Buzzards Bav-^' 



118 STATE BOARD OF CHAKITY. [P. D. 17. 

Voted, That, in view of the existing conditions, the Board declines to 
grant any request for a public hearing in the matter of the establishment 
of a hospital for lepers on Penikese Island. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, September 1, 1905. 

Eeports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the State Industrial School, the Lyman School, X an- 
tucket almshouse. Miss Devereanx's, Mrs. Gerry's, Mrs. Fuller's, 
and the nursery. 

Voted^ That hereafter no children in the custody of the Board shall be 
sent to the State Hospital, except for medical treatment. 

Transfer of Mary E. Weston, visitor in the Division of State 
Minor Wards, to the position of clerk in the same Division, vice 
Ellen L. Lynch, resigned. 

Report of Committee on Penikese Hospital, regarding the con- 
struction of four cottages for hospital purposes on Penikese Island. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, October 6, 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, 
showing visits to the temporary home at Springfield, State Farm, 
State Hospital, State Sanatorium, Worcester County Truant School, 
Springfield almshouse. Miss Devereaux's, and Penikese Island. 

Transfer of Winifred A. Keneran from the position of clerk in 
the Division of State Minor Wards to that of visitor in the same 
Division. 

Appointment of Eleanor J. Towle to succeed ]\Iiss Keneran, the 
appointment to date from September 18, 1905. 

Voted, That the Board subscribe for fifty copies of the Proceedings of the 
last National Conference of Charities and Corrections. 

Appointment of Committee on Annual Report. 

Appointment of temporary clerk in Division of State Minor 
Wards. 

Appointment of Rev. Michael J. O'Connor, of Stoneham, as 
probation visitor. 

Report of Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, showing that 
the Inspector had visited and inspected thirty-three almshouses; 
also reporting the appointment of three unpaid almshouse visitors. 

Report of progress of Committee on Penikese Hospital. 

Action regarding absences of employees. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 119 



Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, November 3, 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, show- 
ing visits to the temporary home at Springfield, Miss Devereanx's, 
and the nursery. 

Appointment of Rev. John W. Suter, of Winchester, as probation 
visitor. 

Action on Annual Estimates for appropriations under the direc- 
tion of the Board. 

Adjourned Meeting, Friday, Nov. 17, 1905. 
Voted, That the temporary home at Springfield be abolished, and a new- 
one established in the immediate vicinity of Boston 

Action on State Farm case, and on cases of children in the cus- 
tody of the Board. 

Adjourned Meeting, Monday, November 21 , 1905. 
Hearings of the Trustees of the State Hospital and State Farm, 
the Lyman and Industrial Schools, and the State Sanatorium, on 
matters of management and requirements. 

Regular Monthly Meeting, Friday, December 1, 1905. 

Reports of Standing Committees, including reports of Heads of 
Divisions, etc. 

Report of Committee of General Visitation and Inspection, 
showing visits to the nursery, Mrs. Fullers, and Miss Devereaux's. 

Action recommending the enactment of a law providing for the 
writing and forwarding to the Board of letters from inmates of 
the several institutions under the supervision of the Board. 

Adjourned Meeting, Friday, December 15, 1905. 
Approval of the follo^dng estimates of expenses for January 1 
to November 30, 1906, made by the Trustees of the State Hospital 
and State Farm, and the Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial 
Schools. 

State Hospital. 

Salaries, wages, and labor $55,000 00 

Food 66,000 00 

Clothing and clothing material 14,200 00 

Furnishings 9,650 00 



Amount carried forward $144,850 00 



120 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Amount brought forward f 144,850 00 

Heat, light, and power 25,700 00 

Repairs and improvements 15,600 00 

Farm, stable, and grounds 9,300 00 

Miscellaneous 24,000 00 

f219,450 00 
Stale Farm. 

Salaries, wages, and labor $56,834 00 

Food 59,583 00 

Clothing and clothing material 20,167 00 

Furnishings 6,500 00 

Heat, light, and power 23,833 00 

Repairs and improvements 8,250 00 

Farm, stable, and grounds 15,583 00 

Miscellaneous 16,500 00 



Li/ma?i School. 



Salaries, wages, and labor . 

Food 

Clothing and clothing material 

Furnishings 

Fuel and lights . 

Repairs and improvements 

Farm and grounds 

Miscellaneous 



State Industrial School. 
Salaries, wages, and labor . 
Provisions and supplies 
Grain, — stock and table . 
Fuel and lights .... 
Dry goods, boots, and shoes 
Furniture, beds, and bedding 
Medicines and medical supplies 
Ordinary repairs 
Transportation, express, freight, and telephone 
Books, stationery, and school supplies 
Blacksraithing and repairing of tools 
Chapel services and entertainments . 
Seeds, fertilizers, and farm tools 
Live stock and veterinary services . 



$206,250 00 


132,510 46 


14,208 34 


7,333 33 


3,208 33 


8,250 00 


4,125 00 


6,416 66 


7,000 00 


$83,052 12 


$20,091 84 


7,700 00 


2,350 00 


4,800 00 


3,600 00 


650 00 


400 00 


1,800 00 


800 00 


700 00 


225 00 


520 00 


1,600 00 


1,800 00 



$46,936 84 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 121 



Trustees of Lyman and Industrial Schools. 
Travellintr and other necessary expenses of trustees, including 

printing of Annual Report f 1,100 00 

Salaries and expenses of agents for Lyman School . . . 8,400 00 

Boarding out from Lyman School 6,000 00 

Boarding and probation from State Industrial School . . 10,221 00 

Tuition in public schools 750 00 

$25,471 00 

Action on Annual Report. 

Refusal of request to receive and provide for Kentucky leper at 
Penikese Hospital. 

Action regarding State Farm cases, and cases of children in the 
custody of the Board. 

Adjourned Meeting, Friday, December 29, 190-5. 

Regarding the estimate of the Trustees of the Massachusetts 
State Sanatorium for maintenance expenses from January 1 to 
November 30, 1906, amounting to $165,000, it was 

Voted, That in the judgment of the Board the estimate is unnecessarily 
large. 

Voted, That the Board recommend legislation providing that the age limit 
for the commitment of juvenile offenders to jails, houses of correction, and 
other places of detention, in default of bail, be raised from twelve years to 
fourteen years. 

Final action on Annual Report. 



Index to Part I. 

I'AGE 

Abandonment of children, punishment for 8 

Adoptions of children 40, 50 

Adult poor, city and town, in families 95 

Almshouses, children in 4, 98 

plans for . 4 

tramps and vagrants in . 5 

Almshouse visitors 13, 112 

Auxiliary visitors 13, 110 

Board of Charity: 

by-laws . 14 

committees 13 

employees 13, 107 

finances 100 

members 13 

organization 13 

proceedings 114 

salaries of employees 107 



122 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

PAGE 

Board of Charity — Concluded. 

to establish leper hospital 6 

to visit city paupers 5 

Boarding of infants 50 

Boarding-houses for infants, licensed 55 

Boston Parental School 79 

By-laws of Board of Charity 14 

Children: 

adoptions 40, 50 

at board 40, 43 

city and town 4, 97, 98 

movement of 44 

punishment for abandonment of 8 

religion of 6, 39 

subject to visitation 42 

tuition of 80 

under three years of age 47 

visits to 41, 47, 51 

City and town paupers 94 

City paupers to be visited by Board of Charity 5, 94 

Committees of Board of Charity 13 

County Truant Schools 75 

Court cases of children 34 

Crippled and Deformed Children, School and Home'for .... 98 

Dangerous diseases, cases of 17 

Deaths of infants 51, 54 

Decennial returns, change in law 3 

Dependent children, cases of 39, 46 

Employees of Board of Charity 107 

Essex County Truant School . 76 

Finances of Board of Charity 100 

Fiscal year, new 9 

Hampden County Truant School 77 

Infants 47 

adoptions of 50 

at board 50 

deaths of 51, 54 

licensed boarding-houses for 55 

nursery 50 

visits to 51 

Immigration 84 

cases reported and allowed 85 

statistics 86 

Juvenile offenders, cases of 34, 45 

Legislation, new 3 

Lepers, cases of 18 

establishment of hospital for 6, 22 

Licensed boarding-houses for infants 55 

Lyman School for Boys 67 

Massachusetts School and Home for Crippled and Deformed Children . 98 

Massachusetts State Sanatorium 72 

Middlesex County Truant School 77 

Neglected children, cases of 37, 46 

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties Truant School .... 78 

Nursery, the 50 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 123 

PAGK 

Out-door poor, State 16 

expenses 29 

Paupers, city and town 94 

city, to be visited by Board of Charity 6, 94 

removals of 32 

Pauper returns, penalty for failing to make 83 

Penikese Hospital 22 

Prisoners, employment of 7 

provision for treatment of tuberculous 8 

removal to industrial camp 7 

Probation visitors 14, 111 

Proceedings of the Board 114 

Religion of children 6, 39 

Removals of paupers 32 

Salaries of employees 107, 110 

Settlement work 29 

Sick State poor, cases of 17, 24 

State Farm 61 

State Hospital 57 

State Industrial School for Girls 70 

State Institutions, the 57 

State minor wards 33 

four classes of 33 

number of 33 

religious belief of 6, 39 

State out-door poor 16 

State Sanatorium, number of trustees increased 4 

Suffolk County Truant School 79 

Temporary aid, cases of 27, 28 

Tramps and vagrants, labor to be required of 7 

to be separated from other inmates of almshouses 5 

Tuberculosis, provision for treatment of prisoners suffering from . . 8 

Tuition of State children 80 

Visits to children 41, 47, 61 

Wife-settlement, cases of 25, 26 

Worcester County Truant School 79 



REPORT 



State Board of Charity 



Part II 



Charitable Corporations 



EEPOETS OF CERTAIN CHAEITABLE 
COEPOEATIONS. 



It is provided by section 14 of chapter 84 of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter 402 of the Acts of 1903, that 
* ' a charitable corporation whose personal property is exempt 
from taxation under the provisions of clause three of section 
five of chapter twelve shall annually, on or before the first day 
of November, make to the state board of charity a written or 
printed report for its last financial year, showing its property, 
its receipts and expenditures, the whole number and the aver- 
age number of its beneficiaries and such other information as 
the board may require." 

Here follow abstracts of reports of corporations for the last 
financial year available. At the end of the reports will be 
found a general statement, a classification of the corporations, 
and an index. 

Amesbury. 

Tlie Amesbury Hospital Association, Amesbury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Cyrus TV. Rowell, President; Elmer E. Sanborn, Secretary; C. E. 
Adkins, Treasurer. 

Hospital and dispensary work. 
Not yet in operation. 

Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged "Women, 276 Main St., Amesbury. 

(Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending May 25, 1905. 

Mrs. Agnes M. Horton, President; Mrs. Frances B. Clement, 
Secretary; George F. Bagley, Treasurer; William S. Wells, Super- 
intendent. 

Home for aged women, Protestants, at least sixty years of age, 
inhabitants of Amesbury or Salisbury for five years. Admission 
$100 and conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. Superintendent 
is paid $3 a week for each inmate, and furnishes all supplies, and is 
allowed to take boarders with approval of managers. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


^342 78 


Subscriptions and donations 


375 50 


Bequests .... 


2,725 00 


Admission fees . 


200 00 


Income from investments . 


1,588 10 


Drawn from savings bank . 


100 00 


Miscellaneous 


10 00 



55,341 38 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



!$3,110 60 

1,220 00 

102 25 

258 40 

650 13 



$5,341 38 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $31,528.31. 

Ladies' Charitable Society of Amesbury, Amesbury. (Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Ella M. Childs, President; Helen E. H. Douglass, /Secre^ar?/ 
and Treasurer. 

To aid the Protestant poor of Amesbury. 
Number aided during year, 38. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Sabscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 



$124 76 

83 51 

3,361 00 

111 81 

$3,681 08 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



$3,361 00 

320 00 

08 



$3,681 08 



Value of investments, $6,318.50. 



Andover. 
Andover Guild, Brook St., Andover. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
J. Newton Cole, President; B. M. Allen, Secretary; Burton S. 
Flagg, Treasurer ; Mrs. F. A. Andrews, Superintendent. 

For educational and philanthropic work in the town of Andover. 
Sewing, cooking, dressmaking, sloyd, and gymnasium classes ; clubs 
for boys and girls ; and vacation school in summer. Small fee 
charged members of clubs and classes. 
Number aided during year, 47. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Clothing sales 
Fees, different classes . 
Miscellaneous 



$29 24 

1,241 40 

118 93 

70 18 

26 56 



$1,486 31 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$354 35 


Repairs and improvements 


53 72 


Cost of classes 


274 53 


Relief work . 


25 69 


House expense 


205 90 


Vacation school . 


412 58 


Miscellaneous 


104 08 


Cash on hand 


55 46 



$1,486 31 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,300. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Andover Home for Aged People, Andover. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Joseph A. Smart, President; Mrs. Ida M. McCurdy, Secretary; 
Geo. A. Parker, Treasurer. 
To establish a home for respectable aged people. 
Deposits in savings banks, $3,336.52. 
Not yet opened. 

Arlington. 
Symmes Arlington Hospital, Arlington. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending April 22, 1905. 
George Y. Wellington, President; Omar W. Whittemore, Secretary; 
William N. Winn, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a hospital and training school for 
nurses, or a home for aged and indigent married couples and women. 
Cash on hand, $32,237.63. 
Value of land, $2,500. 
Not yet in operation. 

Bedford. 
"Willard Hospital, Bedford. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending January 1, 1905. 
Edward Everett Hale, D.D., President; Sydney B. Elliot, M.D., 
Secretary and Medical Director; William E. Lloyd, Treasurer. 

Treatment of dipsomania, narcomania, and diseases of the nervous 
system. 

Number aided during year, 58, viz., 2Q paying, 23 partly paying, 
9 free. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 3 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $8,094 90 

Subscriptions and donations 4,819 80 

Bequests .... 2,500 00 

On account of persons aided 4,024 62 

Interest on deposits . . 189 73 



$19,629 05 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Light and fuel 
Furnishings .... 
Freight and expressage 
Printing, postage, and sta- 
tionery . ." . . 
Interest, taxes, and insurance 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$4,945 55 


4,881 79 


3,657 07 


791 63 


931 48 


184 90 


440 95 


1,105 35 


294 35 


2,395 98 


$19,629 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000. 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



Beverly. 

Beverly Female Charitable Society, Beverly. (Incorporated 1836.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. O. F. Swasey, President; Mrs. George A. Woodbury, Secre- 
tary ; Miss L. B. Kilham, Treasurer. 
To help the deserving poor. 
Number aided during year, 36. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 



$49 08 
84 00 
74 00 
59 08 



$266 16 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Aid .... 
Cash on hand 



$37 26 

174 00 

54 90 



$266 16 



Value of investments, $2,192.87. 

Beverly Fuel Society, 155 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1888.) 
Report for year ending September 3, 1905. 
Patrick J. Lynch, President; Robert R. Endicott, Secretary; 
Charles F. Lee, Treasurer. 

To provide fuel for the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during year, 75. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$180 86 


Investments during year 


$668 19 


Subscriptions and donations 


456 00 


Distribution of coal 


489 22 


Bequests .... 


600 00 


Funds uninvested 


900 00 


Income from investments . 


196 19 


Miscellaneous 


4 94 


Essex Trust • Company in 




Cash on hand 


191 10 


liquidation 


900 00 






Miscellaneous 


20 40 







$2,253 45 



$2,253 45 



Value of investments, $5,832.36. 



Beverly Hospital Corporation, 14 Central St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1893.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Charles Woodbiiry, President; Mrs. Jessie G. Trask, Secretary ; 
Augustus P. Loring, Treasurer ; Miss Mary E. Gladwin, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick, especially the worthy poor of 
Beverly, and other general purposes of a hospital. 

Number aided during year, 294, viz., 51 paying, 91 partly pay- 
ing, 152 free ; also 693 nurse calls, — all free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 1 man, 14 women. 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


S417 69 


Subscriptions and donations 


5,490 64 


Bequests .... 


200 00 


On account of persons aided 


2,519 61 


Income from investments . 


310 00 


Services of nurses 


392 06 


Miscellaneous 


2 60 




$9,332 60 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 



^200 00 

3,488 49 

4,372 95 

641 47 

629 69 



!$9,332 60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000 ($3,500 mortgage) ; value of investments, $7,200. 



Fisher Charitable Society, 173 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1809.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 
William R. Driver, President; Robert R. Endicott, Secretary; 
Charles H. Kilham, Treasurer. 
To aid the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during year, 80. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 



$711 49 
1,086 16 



$1,797 65 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



81,180 75 

4 50 

612 40 

$1,797 65 



Value of investments, $41,291.69. 



New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, 113 Elliott St., Beverly. (In- 
corporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Dudley L. Pickman, President ; Albert Boyden, Secretary ; Samuel 

P. White, Treasurer ; Martha Oakley Bock^e, Principal. 

To provide a home and school for deaf mute children. 

Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr 



Cash on hand 


S947 99 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,401 23 


Interest on deposits 


2 92 


Farm account 


958 43 


Recitals .... 


135 38 



$6,445 95 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest and insurance 
Farm account 
Cash on hand 



$1,802 44 

1J45 12 

413 32 

34 88 

2,308 56 

41 63 

$6,445 95 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
Sl5,000 ; deposits in savings banks, S4,807.27. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Old Ladies' Home Society, 12 Lovett St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 
Lizzie F. Cressy, President; Mrs. Mary F. Putnam, Secretary; 
Edward S. Webber, Treasurer; Miss Emma J. Eraser, Matron, 

Home for aged women at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Beverly for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$127 98 


Subscriptions and donations 


294 44 


Income from investments 


1,074 88 


Entertainments . 


433 90 


On account of mortgage 


50 00 


Drawn from savings bank 


200 00 


Miscellaneous 


15 



S2,181 35 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


S50 00 


Salaries and wages 


671 24 


Provisions and supplies 


766 82 


Repairs and improvements 


126 30 


Expenses of entertainment 


98 39 


Miscellaneous 


274 88 


Cash on hand 


193 72 



$2,181 35 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,100; value of investments, $20,604.91. 



Boston. 

Adams Wervine Asylum, 990 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 1877.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Henry Parkman, President; Amory Eliot, Secretary ; Charles F. 
Atkinson, Treasurer ; Zetta F. Barlow, Matron; Daniel H. Fuller, 
M.D., Resident Physician. 

Care and relief of indigent, debilitated, and nervous persons, not 
insane, inhabitants of Massachusetts, and of other persons not 
indigent. 

Number aided during year, 171, viz., 40 paying, 71 partly paying, 
60 free. Number of beds, 49. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 52, viz., 12 men, 40 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 


$5,784 22 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 


$18,215 58 


On account of persons aided 


16,818 82 


Provisions and supplies 


15,286 27 


Income from investments . 


1,659 49 


Repairs and improvements 


4,028 43 


Income from trust fund un- 




Fuel and lights . 


4,986 79 


der will of Seth Adams . 


30,462 20 


Water and ice 


1,129 19 


Miscellaneous 


171 46 


Medicines and apparatus 


680 56 






Stable .... 


1,020 71 






Miscellaneous 


2,580 13 






Cash on hand 


6,968 53 




$54,896 19 


$54,896 19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$120,000; value of other property, $841,344.39, viz., investments, 
$836,344.39 ; furniture, $5,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



The American Humane Education Society, 19 Milk St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1889.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Geo. T. Angell, President; Joseph L. Stevens, Secretary ; Hon. 
Henry B. Hill, Treasurer. 

Education of the American people by Humane Societies, Bands of 
Mercy, etc. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . ;56,837 22 
Subscriptions and donations 1,607 25 
Bequests .... 101,300 00 
Income from investments . 4,481 16 
Miscellaneous . . . 914 13 



$115,139 76 

Value of investments, $137,297. 



Cr. 
Investments during year . $100,000 00 

Salaries and wages . . 1,415 08 
Books and papers printed for 

distribution . . . 8,374 82 

Miscellaneous ... 332 74 

Cash on hand . . . 6,017 12 



$115,139 76 



American Invalid Aid Society of Boston, 707 Tremont Building, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1893.) 

Hon. Louis C. Southard, President; Elizabeth W. Waite, Secre- 
tary ; A. B. Upham, Treasurer. 

To assist needy persons in incipient stages of consumption, and 
others suffering from climatic ills, — usually by removing them to 
more favorable localities. 

No report. 



American Ramabai Association, 222 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall, D.D., President; Miss Mary Rogers 
Bangs, Secretary; Curtis Chipman, Treasurer; Ramabai Dongre 
Medhavi, Principal of Schools. 

To assist in educating and otherwise helping widows, deserted 
wives, and unmarried women and girls, of the higher castes in India. 
Schools in India. 

Number aided during year, about 2,000. 



])r. 

Cash on hand . . .* 1$1,562 34 

Subscriptions and donations 5,679 73 

Interest on deposits . . 28 43 

Miscellaneous . . . 80 25 



$7,350 75 



Cr. 
Forwarded to India 
General expenses . 
Cash on hand 



34,776 31 
1,223 29 
1,361 16 



$7,360 76 



Property in India, consisting of land and buildings ; value not 
stated. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Animal Rescue Iieague, 51 Carver St., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Huntington Smith, President; Miss Elizabeth W. Storer, 
Secretary; Livingston Gushing, Treasurer; Mrs. Sarah Vincent, 
Matron. 

Care of lost and homeless animals. 

Number cared for during year, 15,811. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 6 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . 5,560 06 

Subscriptions and donations 12,105 50 

Bequests .... 100 00 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 350 22 

Entertainments, fair, etc. . 3,659 52 

Publication of paper . . 1,204 01 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


S124 25 


Salaries and wages 


5,362 11 


Provisions and supplies 


908 04 


Payment on mortgage . 


4,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 


1,638 08 


Printing and advertising 


1,245 88 


Heating and lighting . 


389 75 


Publication of paper . 


1,755 69 


Interest on mortgages . 


1,118 61 


Taxes, water rates, and in 




surance 


526 43 


Miscellaneous 


3,604 68 


Cash on hand 


2.305 79 




$22,979 31 



$22,979 31 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,000 (mortgaged for $27,500) ; value of investments, $2,153.89. 



Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Fanny T. Hazen, President; Margaret Hamilton, Secretary ; Lovisa 
B. Downs, Treasurer. 

To assist needy nurses of Massachusetts who served in the army 
hospitals during the civil war. 

No report. 

Ascension Society, 329 Columbus Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Ita Hutchinson O'Croly, President; B. M. Grant, Secretary; Lena 
M. Weeber, Treasurer. 

Temporary aid to women, by giving them clothing, food, or tem- 
porary home. 

No report. 

Associated Charities of Boston, 43 Hawkins St., Bqpton. (Incorporated 1881.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1904. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; Miss Alice L. Higgins, General 
Secretary ; Henry B. Cabot, Treasurer ; George A. Goddard, Clerk. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the poor 
to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities of 
Boston, etc. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



11 



Number of families dealt with during year, 4,441. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 42, viz., 2 men, 40 women. 



Dr. 
Uninvested principal . 
Sale of property . 
Subscriptions, bequests, and 

gifts 

Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



82,006 07 
1,640 00 

28,027 20 

1,915 49 

388 52 



834,877 28 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$22,347 74 


Rents 


2,282 46 


Fuel, light, etc. . 


400 52 


Office expenses, car fares, etc. 


907 98 


Printing, stationery, and 




postage . . . . 


2,314 52 


Miscellaneous 


328 43 


Uninvested principal . 


6,295 63 




834,877 28 



Value of property, $46,825.85, viz., investments, $46,025.85; fur- 
niture, $800. 

Association for the "Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, 173 Rox- 
bviry St., Koxbury. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

Mrs. Charles F. Wentworth, President; Miss M. H. Nelson, Secre- 
taiy; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Treasurer ; Mrs. C. G. Bruner, Matron. 

The reform and industrial training of fallen white women, in cases 
of first offence, and free from contagious disease and mental defect. 

Number aided during year, 60. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 
Deficit 



S46 59 

3,431 73 

590 36 

110 11 

111 31 



84,290 10 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent .... 
Fuel .... 
Taxes .... 
Miscellaneous 



8800 04 
1,959 95 
24 50 
840 00 
327 54 
119 70 
218 37 

84,290 10 



Value of investments, $17,784.33. 



Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for "Works of Mercy, Baker St. 
"West Roxbury. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rev. Adolph Biewend, President; John A. Volk, Secretary ; Emil 
Reichenbach, Treasurer; Rev. Fr. Wilhelm, Superintendent; Mrs. 
Christine Wilhelm, Matron. 

To aid orphans and half-orphans of three years of age and over, 
(German Lutherans preferred), under the name of the Martin Luther 
Orphan Home. 

Number aided during year, 52, viz., 13 partly paying, 39 free. 
Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from trust funds 
Printing department . 
Cemetery account 
Miscellaneous 



6478 06 


2,100 10 


537 00 


270 71 


307 77 


129 90 


709 40 


$4,532 94 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


61,194 60 


Provisions and supplies 


1,473 51 


Repairs and improvements 


247 34 


Fuel, light, and water . 


244 97 


Miscellaneous 


595 66 


Cash on hand 


776 96 



$4,532 94 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000 ; value of investments, $11,396.50. 



Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish Central Committee 
at Jerusalem, 5 Stillman St., Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 16, 1905. 

Isaac B. Reinherz, President; Rabbi S. J. Friederman, Secretary; 
Max Kronberg, Treasurer. 

To assist needy Russian, Polish, and American Jews in Jerusalem. 
Number aided during year, not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $3 75 

Subscriptions and donations 3,087 25 



63,091 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Charitable expenditures 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


6714 00 

2,326 50 

20 80 

29 70 



63,091 00 



Barnard Memorial, 10 Warrenton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1863.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 
Thomas Hills, President; Edward A. Talbot, Secretary ; Frank T. 
Vose, Treasurer; Rev. B. F. McDaniel, Superintendent; Mrs. Annie 
L. Smith, Assistant Superintendent. 

A children's church. Free educational, charitable, and religious 
work. 

Number aided during year, 225. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 6 men, 9 women. 



Dr. 



68,477 48 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


6321 06 


Investments during year 


61,624 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,210 02 


Salaries and wages 


2,769 63 


Bequests .... 


1,622 44 


Repairs and improvements 


2,614 32 


Income from investments . 


5,022 17 


Fuel, light, and water . 


494 96 


Miscellaneous 


140 00 


Printing 


199 69 


Deficit 


161 79 


Miscellaneous 


774 88 



68,477 48 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$82,000 ; value of investments, $88,215. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



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Bay State Dispensary, 16 Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Robert Johnson, President; Daniel S. Ripley, Treasurer, 
Free medical and surgical treatment for all classes of people. 
No report. 

The Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, Huntington 
Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, President; Miss Caroline B. Ellis, Sec- 
retary ; Mrs. Helen Hammond Dunham, Treasurer. 

To aid needy and deserving students of the conservatory by loan- 
ing them money without interest. 

Number aided during year, 15. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Returned loans 
Income from investments . 
Income from lectures . 



$1,226 17 

109 75 
533 00 
101 99 
416 75 

$2,387 66 



Cr. 
Loans to beneficiaries 
Printing and postage 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,116 00 

23 75 

16 40 

1,231 61 



$2,387 66 



Value of property, subject to loans, $10,880.79 ; value of invest- 
ments, $2,330.65. 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, 18 North St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September .30, 1906. 

Louis A. Frothingham, President ; Francis B. Malgeri, Secretary ; 
John O'Hare, Treasurer ; Olympia De Feo, Matron. 

To assist Italian immigrants by giving them advice, information 
and help. 

Number aided during year, 1,622. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Br. 
Subscriptions and donations 
From Italian Government . 



$20 00 
1,600 00 



$1,620 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$611 00 
83 43 

110 00 
58 00 

857 57 

$1,620 00 



Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, 15 Cooper St., Boston. (Incorporated 1801.) 
Report for year ending June 30, 1906. 

M. S. Cohen, President ; Harris Koritz, Secretary; M. Kronberg, 
Treasurer ; R. Wallaschansky, Superintendent, 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



To give temporary shelter to deserving Israelites, and aid them to 
obtain employment. 

Number aided during year, 700. Number of beds, 16. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments . 



$300 00 

1,816 59 

260 68 



$2,377 27 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage . 
Cash on hand 



$331 52 

1,364 57 

62 50 

211 50 

407 18 

$2,377 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
SI, 400; value of furniture, etc., $350. 



The Berkeley Infirmary, corner of "Warren Ave, and Berkeley St., Boston 

(Incorporated 1905.) 

Arthur C. Farley, President; Henry T. Richardson, Secretary; 
Peter C. Ross, Treasurer. 

To care for sick worthy poor, especially those sent by churches of 
the Congregational denomination, and other religious or semi-religious 
organizations ; and to advance the knowledge and care of disease. 

First year not completed. 



Bethany Union for Young "Women, 14 "Worcester St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Miss Emma F. Foster, President; James H. Whitman, Secretary 
and Treasurer ; Mrs. Ida Beatrice Hawes, Matron. 

To furnish a home for Protestant young women earning small 
wages. 

Number aided during year, 46, viz., 45 paying, 1 free. Number 
of beds, 34. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$212 61 

1,625 10 

4,106 95 

543 07 

600 00 

$7,087 73 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest 
Cash on hand 



$917 95 

4,603 65 

341 72 

620 00 

604 41 

$7,087 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,500 ; value of investments, $4,403. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



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Bethesda Society, 32 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorporated 1854.) 
Report for year ending February, 1905. 
Mrs. Frank Wood, President ; Mrs. Harold Murdock, Secretary ; 
Miss Alberta M. Houghton, Treasurer; Miss Abbie T. Anderson, 
Superintendent. 

To aid "The Refuge in the City of Boston" in retaining the 
property it now holds by defraying the expenses of the family to 
the utmost of its ability. 



. Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



S327 00 

5,000 00 

1,939 57 

197 00 



^7,463 57 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Deficit .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$5,241 23 

1,493 90 

150 00 

82 66 

55 87 

215 52 

224 39 

$7,463 57 



Value of investments, about $43,000. 



Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberciilosis, 8 Beacon St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Edwin O. Otis, M.D., President; Miss Alice L. Higgins, Secretary ; 
George S. Mumford, Treasurer; Alexander M. Wilson, General 
Secretary. 

To promote a careful study of conditions regarding tuberculosis 
in Boston ; to educate public opinion as to the causes and prevention 
of tuberculosis ; and to arouse general interest in securing adequate 
provision for the proper care of tuberculous patients in their homes 
and by means of hospitals and sanatoria. 

First year not completed. 



Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, Thompson's Island, Boston 
Harbor. (Incorporated 1835.) 

Report for year ending January 17, 1905. 

Alfred Bowditch, President; Tucker Daland, Secretary; Arthur 
Adams, Treasurer ; Charles H. Bradley, Superintendent. 

The training and education of indigent orphan or half-orphan 
boys, between the ages of ten and sixteen years, of good moral 
character and fair physical condition ; Boston boys preferred. 

Number aided during year, 127, viz., 15 partly paying, 112 free. 
Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 10 men, 10 women. 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Receipts from capital . 
Borrowed money . 
Miscellaneous 



$3,566 81 


7,752 00 


2,710 14 


13,053 95 


3,170 00 


3,000 00 


1,383 56 


$34,636 46 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$5,465 00 


Salaries and wages 


9,182 38 


Provisions and supplies 


14,145 21 


Repairs and improvements 


1,147 84 


Interest and insurance 


600 06 


Miscellaneous 


1,679 48 


Cash on hand 


2,416 50 




$34,636 46 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$43,075 ; value of other property, $213,041.89, viz., investments, 
$208,541.89; steamer, $4,500. 



Boston Branch BaS-on de Hirsch Fund, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending May, 1904. 

Ferdinand Strauss, President; E. E. Norton, Secretary; A. C. 
Ratchesky, Treasurer ; Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

To assist and instruct Jewish immigrants, and provide for their 
removal and settlement in places outside of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 3,920. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Income from Baron de 
Hirsch fund . . . $2,400 00 



$2,400 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Assistance, transportation 

and instruction of Jewish 

immigrants 



$600 00 



1,800 00 
$2,400 00 



Boston Children's Aid Society, 43 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorporated 

1865.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1904. 

Henry P. Bowditch, M.D., President; Robert B. Stone, Clerk; 
I. Tucker Burr, Treasurer ; Charles W. Birtwell, General Secretary. 

To investigate cases of children in need, provide homes for them, 
take juvenile offenders on probation, place libraries in families, etc. 

Number aided during year : 1,208 children investigated, 434 placed 
in families, viz., 135 paying, 58 partly paying, 241 free; 342 in 
charge of probation agent ; 551 in home libraries. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 6 men, 15 women. 



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17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Sale of investments 
Miscellaneous 



$5,187 19 


14,124 71 


5,000 00 


9,875 11 


7,359 46 


8,369 78 


2,808 78 


1152,725 03 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Board and clothing of chil- 
dren placed out . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$8,722 22 
15,481 69 

20,123 82 
4,729 33 
3,667 97 



$52,725 03 



Value of investments, $201,267. 

Boston CMldren's Friend Society, 48 Kutland St., Boston. (Incorporated 1833.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Henry H. Proctor, President; William Quincy Wales, Treasurer ; 
Seymour H. Stone, General Secretary. 

The society interests itself in needy children, caring for them in 
selected private families, under constant supervision ; relatives pay 
according to ability. 

Number dealt v^^ith during year, 435 ; number aided during year, 
158, viz., 128 partly paying, 30 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand 




$690 58 


Investments during ye£ 


ir . $10,101 55 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,626 13 


Salaries and wages 


. 4,036 94 


Bequests 


. 


1,000 00 


Repairs and improveme 


mts . 255 37 


On account of persons 


aided 


6,860 14 


Board and clothing 


. 10,485 01 


Income from investments . 


3,601 58 


Travel, etc. . 


594 52 


Investments paid . 


. 


450 00 


Office expenses 


398 07 


Sale of property . 


. 


11,500 00 


Postage, printing, etc. 


512 25 


Fair 


. 


3,284 63 


Taxes and insurance 


449 05 


Miscellaneous 




209 79 


Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


359 38 
2,030 71 




$29,222 85 


$29,222 85 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000 ; value of investments, $74,975. 



The Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison Ave., Boston ; South Department, 745 
Massachusetts Ave., Boston ; Relief Station, Haymarket Sq., Boston ; Con- 
valescent Home, 2150 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 

A. Shuman, President; Conrad J. Rueter, Secretary ; George H. 
M. Rowe, M.D., Superintendent. 

For the temporary relief of sick or injured persons. 

Number aided during year, 13,005, viz., 2,639 paying and partly 
paying, 10,366 free. Number of out-patients, 65,681. Number of 
beds, 910. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 547, viz., 230 men, 317 
women. 



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Dr. 

City appropriation 

Income from investments 

Gift .... 

State patients* 

City and town patients* 

Private patients* 

Collections by Board of 
Health for contagious cases 
at hospital * . . . 

Sale of old material * . 



^485,000 00 


1,991 50 


3 00 


13,873 84 


10,352 95 


28,383 86 


4,647 14 


134 87 


$544,387 16 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . $173,828 31 

Provisions and supplies . 262,521 96 

Repairs and improvements . 50,644 23 



Total hospital expenses $486,994 50 
Paid in to City Collector* . 57,392 66 



$544,387 16 



* These receipts from paying patients and sale of old material, amounting to $57,392.66, 
were paid in to the City Collector, and were not available or used for hospital expenses. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$3,276,484.44 ; value of investments, $73,550. 



Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Harold E. Morse, President; George B. Hastings, Treasurer. 

Giving instruction and furnishing education in the various branches 
of music, dramatics, and kindred arts ; giving instruction in ph3^sical 
culture ; establishing teachers' and musical agencies ; publishing and 
selling musical compositions, etc. 

No report. 



Boston Dispensary, corner of Bennet and Ash Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 

1801.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Robert A. Boit, President ; Moses Williams, Jr., Secretary ; Philip 
S. Parker, Treasurer; Henry C. Tyler, Superintendent. 

To give medical advice and relief to the sick poor of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 99,422, viz., 19,697 partly paying, 
79,725 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 7 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$6,372 52 


Investments during year 


$9,368 44 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,650 00 


Salaries and wages 


11,954 99 


Bequests .... 


2,500 00 


Provisions, supplies, and 




On account of persons aided 


2,107 15 


running expenses 


6,427 70 


Income from investments . 


14,891 11 


Repairs and improvements. 




Investments paid in 


1,000 00 


etc 


2,622 10 


Prescriptions and bottles 


8,300 85 


Medicines .... 


3,390 07 


Miscellaneous 


632 90 


Taxes 


501 60 






Insurance, etc. 


543 13 






Miscellaneous 


377 65 






Cash on hand 


3,268 85 




$38,454 53 


$38,454 53 



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19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000; value of other property, $342,290.85, viz., investments, 
$334,790.85 ; furniture, drugs, etc., $7,500. 



Boston Emergency and General Hospital, 144 Kingston St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

George W. Galvin, President; John Mitchell Galvin, Treasurer, 
Treating, operating upon and caring for persons suffering from 
sickness, disease and injury of every nature, etc. 
No report. 



Boston Fatherless and "Widows' Society, 82 Devonshire St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1837.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

Mrs. Egbert Abell, President; Miss Harriet E. Freeman, Secretary ; 
Thomas J. Emery, Treasurer. 

To furnish aid to widows (mostly aged), who partially support 
themselves. 

Number aided during year, 144. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
On account of loans 



1^,3, .322 27 
1,958 8,3 
1,000 00 
4,413 95 
3,600 00 

$14,295 05 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S6,180 37 

100 00 

5,570 00 

66 65 

2,378 03 

$14,295 05 



Value of investments, $80,000. 



Boston Female Asylum, 1008 Washington St., Boston ; and Lexington. (In- 
corporated 1800.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Miss Abby M. Storer, President; Mrs. Arthur H. Nichols, Secre- 
tary; Miss Sarah C Paine, T'reasurer ; Mrs. M. J. Fuller and Mrs. 
M. F. Holmes, Matrons. 

Industrial care and training of indigent girls, who are boarded in 
families in the country, or sent to the home in Lexington. Between 
the ages of fourteen and eighteen they are sent to places where they 
are self-supporting. 

Number aided during year, 105, viz., 24 partly paying, 81 free. 
Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On accouirt of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$3,324 84 

80 45 

- 2,000 00 

126 00 

15,820 99 

338 20 


$21,690 48 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Board of children 
Travelling expenses 
Schooling 
Insurance 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$3,304 44 
4,294 68 
2,827 53 

759 18 
7,049 38 

659 33 

424 88 
64 80 

843 42 
1,462 84 

$21,690 48 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$164,500; value of investments, $360,873.12. 



The Boston Floating Hospital, OflB,ce 178 Devonshire St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Rufus B. Tobey, Chairman of Managers; Charles G. Farwell, 
Secretary and Treasurer; Robert W. Hastings, M.D., Resident 
Physician ; Miss Lizzie A. Wilber, Superintendent of Nurses. 

Medical and hygienic care of children under six years of age, on 
Floating Hospital, Boston Harbor, during the summer months. 

Number aided during year, 2,010, including 7,438 treatments. 
Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 73, viz., 24 men, 49 women. 

Dr, 

Cash on hand . . . $278 95 

Subscriptions and donations 25,38'J 51 

Income from investments . 703 39 

Loans 2,500 00 



$28,864 85 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$12,231 39 


Provisions and supplies 


2,137 09 


Repairs and improvements 


2,136 25 


Medical supplies . 


1,318 02 


Towing and wharfage . 


1,839 57 


Postage, printing, and sta 




tionery 


1,765 20 


Rent and office expenses 


1,528 07 


Bills payable 


. 4,428 07 


Miscellaneous 


789 40 


Cash on hand 


691 79 




$28,864 85 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
(boat), $10,000 ; value of investments, $25,065.61. 



The Boston Harbor Club, 287 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

William Mclver, President; Edna M. Brown, Secretary; Willard 
Dennett, Treasurer. 

To promote temperance, provide helpful entertainment, and pro- 
mote the general welfare of seamen. Auxiliary to the Boston Sea- 
man's Friend Society. 

First year not completed. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



21 



The Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Simon Alexander, President; David Lipman, Secretary; Jacob 
Cohen, Treasurer. 

Defraying the funeral expenses of poor Hebrews. 
Xo report. 



Boston Hebrew Ladies Aid Association, 820 Washington St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Tillie Rosenthal, President; Julius Hirsch, Secretary; Rachel 

Sheinberg, Treasurer. 

To give pecuniary aid to the poor of the Hebrew faith. 

Number aided during year, 560. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 



$1,036 58 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


15495 38 


Salaries and wages 


S24 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


284 60 


Rent .... 


24 00 


Entertainments . 


256 60 


Aid given . 


704 90 






Miscellaneous 


13 50 






Cash on hand 


270 18 



51,036 58 



Boston Home for Incurables, 2049 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1884.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

E. Pierson Beebe, President; J. Grafton Minot, Secretary ; Charles 
R. Sturgis, Treasurer ; Miss L. F. Reade, Superintendent. 

To establish and maintain a home for the care and treatment of 
persons afflicted with incurable disease's and disorders. 

Number aided during year, 74, viz., 8 partly paying, QQ free. 
Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 4 men, 21 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


§11,844 78 


Investments during year 


§5,400 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,117 76 


Salaries and wages 


8,285 19 


Bequests 


1,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,989 79 


On account of persons aided 


1.285 55 


Repairs and improvements 


1,722 41 


Income from investments 


7,761 88 


Fuel and lighting 


1,402 63 


Annuities 


.S,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


997 82 


Bond paid . 


1,000 00 


Cash on hand 


5,169 47 


Miscellaneous 


47 34 








§28,057 31 


§28,057 31 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,700; value of investments, $170,000. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Boston Industrial Home, 17 Davis St., Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Capt. Rufus G. F. Candage, President; Robert W. Hastings, M.D., 
Secretary; Leander Beal, Treasurer; Oliver C. Elliott, Svperin- 
tendent. 

To provide a home for worthy people out of employment until they 
can obtain situations. 

Number aided during year, 36,486, nearly all partly paying. 
Number of beds, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 27 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Loan .... 
Mortgage paid 
Sale of old stable . 
Sale of coal and wood . 



^788 50 


171 00 


1,100 00 


4,505 73 


323 95 


1,990 00 


1,000 00 


8,000 00 


33,480 46 


$51,359 64 



Cr, 



Salaries and wages 


$5,428 29 


Extra labor . 


1,175 22 


Provisions and supplies 


2,874 34 


Repairs and improvements 


1,011 48 


Coal and wood 


25,754 27 


Stable expense 


1,835 61 


Medical expense . 


84 27 


Lighting and telephone 


570 60 


Water tax and insurance 


328 03 


Loans paid . 


3,590 00 


Interest on loans . 


82 17 


New stable and repairs 


6,473 06 


Printing and stationery- 


263 38 


Miscellaneous 


28 83 


Cash on hand 


1,860 09 




$51,359 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,000 ; value of other property, $8,750, viz., investments, $4,500 ; 
horses, wagons, and furniture, $4,250. 



Boston Legal Aid Society, 10 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Charles P. Greenough, President; Charles L. De Normandie, Sec- 
retary ; George A. Goddard, Treasurer. 

To provide legal assistance for the worthy poor who are unable to 
pay for it. 

Number aided during year, 568, viz., 45 partly paying, 523 free. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 



$166 79 

1,650 00 

19 99 

$1,836 78 



Or. 



Paid counsel 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,400 00 

93 33 

343 45 

$1,836 78 



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23 



Boston Lying-in Hospital, 24 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 1832.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Nathaniel Thayer, President; W. D. Sohier, Secretary; James R. 
Hooper, Treasurer; Mrs. E. J. A. Higgins, Superintendent. 

Care of needy, deserving women in confinement. 

Number aided during year, 671, viz., 382 paying, 289 free; also 
1,980 out-patients. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 35, viz., 1 man, 34 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,820 57 

Subscriptions and donations 6,120 45 

On account of persons aided . 6,116 00 

Income from investments . 10,988 45 

Annuity .... 1,000 00 

Securities sold and redeemed 20,052 50 

Miscellaneous . . . 691 83 



$47,789 80 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


. $19,587 50 


Salaries and wages 


8,891 22 


Provisions and supplies 


6.319 48 


Repairs and improvements 


1,484 57 


Fuel and gas 


2,369 45 


Medicines, medical supplies 




and instruments 


1,298 38 


Household supplies 


1,537 91 


Printing, postage, telephone 




etc 


411 82 


House physicians' board 


693 18 


Out-patient department 


962 39 


Miscellaneous 


675 36 


Cash on hand 


4,058 55 




$47,789 80 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$52,700; value of investments, $258,869.56. 



Boston North End Mission, 31 Worcester Sq., Boston, and corner of Bourne 
and Florence Sts., Forest Hills. (Incorporated 1870.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Charles W. Kidder, President; Mrs. Clara E. Withington, Secre- 
tary; Silas Peirce, Treasurer; Rev. Cyrus L. D. Younkiu, Super- 
intendent. 

Reclaiming young women, providing a temporary home, training 
them for useful occupations, and securing situations for them. Also, 
at the Mt. Hope Home, providing temporarily for destitute children, 
returning them to relatives when able to care for them, or placing 
them out in free homes. 

Number aided during year, 138, viz., 62 partly paying, 76 free. 
Number of beds, 58. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 2 men, 10 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 

and deposits 
Sale of investments 
Notes payable 

U. S. legacy tax refunded . 
Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




51,674 00 


Investments during year 


3398 30 


6,914 22 


Salaries and wages 


4,515 81 


1,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,926 71 


1,476 18 


Repairs and improvements . 
Printing, publishing, and 


797 74 


418 21 


postage .... 


836 26 


260 50 


Payment on loan . 


500 00 


1,500 00 


Telephone, insurance, etc. . 


146 50 


75 00 


Miscellaneous 


150 01 


13 53 


Cash on hand 


1,060 31 


$13,331 64 


$13,331 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$32,000; value of investments, $9,400.69. 



Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, QQ Fort Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Hon. Horace G. Allen, President; Bessie M. Daniel, Secretary ; 
Isabel Greeley, Treasurer ; Bertha M. Snow, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of homeless and neglected blind babies, and 
also of blind babies of working mothers. 

Number aided during year, 27, viz., 13 partly paying, 14 free. 
Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$237 88 

3,855 10 

3,500 00 

719 60 

214 35 

19 33 



$8,546 26 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$3,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,574 19 


Provisions and supplies 


2,126 85 


Repairs and improvements 


313 13 


Rent .... 


704 00 


Printing, etc. 


141 58 


Miscellaneous 


61 05 


Cash on hand 


825 46 



$8,546 26 



Value of investments, S4,500. 



Boston Pilots' Relief Society, 41 Lewis Wharf, Boston. (Incorporated 1866.) 
Report for year ending January 12, 1905. 

William V. Abbott, President; Charles E. Stearns, Secretary; 
Joseph W. Colby, Treasurer. 

To aid needy pilots holding licenses for the port of Boston, their 
widows, and minor children. 

Number aided during year, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



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25 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Dues from members 
Initiation fees 
Income from investments 
On account of mortgage 


3776 67 

134 00 

100 00 

9,006 32 

10,286 16 

320,303 15 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Pensions to widows and pilots 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


314,394 57 

300 00 

4,712 50 

134 54 

761 54 




320,303 15 



Value of investments, $148,078.80. 



The Boston Polyclinic Hospital, 32 Concord Sq., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 

James W. Elliott, President and Secretary; James P. Elliott, 
Treasurer. 

To maintain a hospital for the treatment of medical and surgical 
cases, and for instruction in medicine and surgery. 

Not yet opened. 



Boston Provident Association, 32 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorporated 

1854.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Hon. Charles R. Codman, President ; William Hedge, Secretary ; 
P. T. Jackson, Treasurer ; Edward Frothiugham, General Agent. 
To relieve the out-door poor, and suppress street beggary. 
Number aided during year, 5,718. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 3 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Investments collected . 
Miscellaneous 



33,834 52 


2,418 00 


1,000 00 


17,743 20 


10,000 00 


50 00 


335,045 72 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. 312,887 88 
6,870 00 

. 13,350 00 

449 75 

1,488 09 


335,045 72 



Value of investments, $441,900. 



Boston Seaman's Friend Society, 287 Hanover St., Boston, and Vineyard Haven. 

(Incorporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Rev. Alexander INIcKenzie, D.D., President ; Charles F. Stratton, 
Secretary ; George Gould, Treasurer. 

Ministering to the spiritual, moral, and temporal wants and needs 
of seamen. 

Number aided during year, not given. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 9 men, 4 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash ou hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



S801 80 
6,480 58 
8,500 00 
3,963 58 
1,510 00 



$21,255 96 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$1,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


8,653 64 


Payment on mortgage . 


5,000 00 


Fuel and lights . 


714 41 


Supplies for chapel and read- 




ing room .... 


748 23 


Printing and advertising 


428 00 


Expenses at Vineyard Haven 


1,217 69 


Aid to destitute seamen 


266 97 


Expenses of publication, 




"Sea Breeze" . 


428 03 


Miscellaneous 


978 84 


Cash on hand 


1,820 25 




$21,255 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,800 ; value of other property, $71,081, viz., investments, $69,081 ; 
furniture, $2,000. 



Boston Society of Decorative Art, 184 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1882.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Jacob C. Rogers, President ; Mrs. Stephen M. Weld, Secre- 
tary ; Boylston A. Beal, Treasurer ; Miss Elizabeth M. Smith, Super- 
intendent. 

To raise the standard of art needlework, and provide for the sale 
of contributors' handiwork. 

Number aided during year, 194. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Sales of articles and mate- 
rials 

Miscellaneous 



$2,888 84 
1,305 93 
1,432 41 

11,457 68 
10 70 



$17,095 56 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,882 Oa 


Paid workers and contribu- 




tors .... 


6,133 85 


Running expenses 


1,493 .33 


Rent .... 


2,166 70 


Materials 


1,485 43 


Cash on hand 


1,934 25 




$17,095 56 



Value of property, $32,960, viz., investments, $29,360; stock on 
hand (estimated), $3,600. 



The Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, 196 Hanover St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Charles G. Ames, President; Miss Adelaide E. Wadsworth, 
Secretary; Elliot C. Lee, Treasurer; Arthur W. Peel, Superin- 
tendent. 



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27 



To provide an Italian bureau of advice, instruction, and legal 
counsel, and whatever further assistance may be possible for Italian 
immigrants. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 



^296 93 

2,375 14 

1 48 



$2,673 55 



Gr. 

Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Heating, lighting, and tele- 
phone .... 

Printing, postage, and gen- 
eral office expenses . 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



SI, 366 68 
300 00 

84 35 

235 95 
146 96 
539 61 

$2,673 55 



Boston Young "Women's Christian Association, 40 Berkeley St. and 68 "War- 
renton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. Arabella Howe, President ; Miss Abbie W. Covel, Recording 
Secretary ; Mrs. Alfred L. Darrow, Corresponding Secretary ; Miss 
A. B. P. Walley, Treasurer ; Miss C. V. Drinkwater, General Super- 
intendent. 

Temporal, moral, and religious welfare of young women who are 
dependent upon their own exertions for support. 

Number aided during year, about 10,000, viz., 3,000 paying, 7,000 
partly paying. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 88, viz., 3 men, 85 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . ^12,627 75 

Subscriptions and donations 1,217 65 

Bequests .... 28,493 20 

On account of persons aided 84,049 88 

Income from investments . 4,693 76 

Principal repaid . . . 14,533 91 

Miscellaneous . . . 3,573 21 



»149,189 36 



Cr 



Investments during year 


$13,006 14 


Salaries and wages 


36,545 67 


Provisions and supplies 


46,115 71 


Repairs and improvements 


8,680 73 


Rent of outside rooms . 


2,073 50 


Special relief 


324 00 


Printing, postage, and tele- 




phone 


1,272 11 


Insurance 


1,040 45 


Interest on mortgages . 


1,732 50 


Tax on land . 


551 76 


Miscellaneous 


1,488 97 


Cash on hand (including 




S26.575 reserved for build 




ing fund) . 


36,357 82 




$149,189 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$176,400; value of investments, $117,140.50. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Boys' Institute of Industry, 1185 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1885.) 

Report for year ending June 9, 1905. 

Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., President; J. Stilman Smith, 
Secretary ; William Howell Reed, Treasurer ; J. B. Stewart, Super- 
intendent. 

For street boys and girls, with class rooms for work in many 
industries, club rooms, gymnasium, and library. 

Number aided during year, about 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28, viz., 12 men, 16 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



^272 45 

3,495 00 

675 00 

73 22 



$4,516 67 



Salaries and wages 
Material and tools for classes 
Repairs and improvements . 
Rent, fuel, gas, and water . 
Printing, postage, etc. . 
Cash on hand 


$2,698 12 

225 76 

67 54 

1,152 76 

181 60 

189 90 



$4,635 67 



Value of investments, $10,000. 



Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, 26 Charter St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1888 and 1896.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Percy H. Brigham, M.D., and John P. Moses, Presidents; W. J. 
Tucker, Secretary ; Eugene Shurtleff, M.D., Treasurer and Super- 
intendent; Mrs. Florence B. Donovan, Matron. 

Medical and surgical aid to the sick poor of Boston and vicinity. 

Number of cases during year, 9,860, viz., 6,574 partly paying, 
3,286 free. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 4 men, 4 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $796 67 

Suhscriptions and donations 1,1P6 05 

On account of persons aided 1,150 24 



$3,112 96 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$1,020 00 
1,469 65 
225 00 
2-^3 08 
175 33 



$3,112 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,000. 



British Charitable Society, 228 "Washington St., Boston. (Incorporated 1818.) 

Thomas T. Stokes, President; Sidney N. Brannan, Secretary; 
Edwin Wilcock, Treasurer. 

Temporary relief of persons born in British empire, and their 
immediate descendants. 

No report. 



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Brooke House, 79 Chandler St., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Jacob C. Rogers, President; Miss Marianne Paine, Secretary ; 
Walter Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Sarah E. Gardner, Superin- 
tendent. 

Home for working girls at moderate cost. 

Number aided during year, 254, all partly paying. Number of 
beds, 63. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 3 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $3,217 55 

Subscriptions and donations 6,141 00 

On account of persons aided 23,374 91 

Interest on deposits , . 122 80 



$32,856 26 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$3,916 33 


Salaries and wages 


6.849 70 


Provisions and supplies 


15,022 73 


Repairs and improvements 


424 96 


Interest on mortgage . 


1,480 00 


Miscellaneous 


202 63 


Cash on hand 


. 4,959 91 




$32,856 26 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$64,000 ; value of investments, $4,000. 



The Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, 10 "Wood St. and Boylston Chapel, 
rear of 10 "Wood St., Charlestown. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

James H. Whitman, President; Frank S. Mason, Secretary; 
George F. Tufts, Treasurer ; Emerson L. Hunt, Superintendent. 

To take boys between eight and sixteen years of age off the streets 
at night, and give them moral, manual, and physical training. No 
distinction as to race, creed, or condition of life. 

Number aided during year, 457, paying 5 cents a month. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 6 men, 2 women. 



Br. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Membership dues . 
Subscriptions for purchase of 

Boylston Chapel 
Miscellaneous 



$328 88 

4,602 89 

50 10 

2,715 00 
73 34 



$7,770 21 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,138 30 


Repairs and improvements . 


543 84 


Instruction and supplies. 




printing, carpentry, basket 




weaving, gymnasium, etc. 


786 88 


Books, games, entertain- 




ments .... 


45 56 


Summer work 


806 44 


Payment of loan . 


55 21 


Mortgage interest . 


125 00 


Office expense, etc. 


235 01 


Boylston Chapel purchase . 


2,795 96 


Cash on hand 


1,238 01 



$7,770 21 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500 (less mortgage, $2,500) ; value of furniture, office fixtures, 
etc., $1,500. 



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STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Burnap Free Home for Aged "Women, 19 Common St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

J. Converse Gray, President; Miss Mary A. Fitch, Secretary; 

George G. Quincy, Treasurer ; Miss Aldrich, Matron. 

Free home for aged women. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr, 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 



$2,995 96 

644 40 

5,500 00 

194 08 



«9,334 44 



Cr, 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent .... 
Cash on hand 



S3,125 38 
743 00 

1,101 08 
660 00 

3,704 98 

$9,334 44 



Value of investments, $4,625.38. 



Barrage Hospital Association, Bumkin Island, Boston Harbor, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Albert C. Burrage, President and Secretary; Alice H. Burrage, 
Treasurer ; Bertha Carvell, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining in the State of Massachusetts a 
charitable, medical, and surgical hospital for sick and crippled per- 
sons, etc. 

Number aided during year, 120. Number of beds, 176. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 7 men, 27 women. 



Dr 



Private donation 



l$7,021 72 



i|7,021 72 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . ^1,936 30 

Provisions and supplies . 3,237 77 

Repairs and improvements . 1,847 65 



$7,021 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, not 
yet determined. 



Carney Hospital, Old Harbor St., South Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 
Sister Gonzaga, President^ Treasurer., and Mother Superior ; Sister 
M. Bernard, Secretary. 

Care of the sick and poor, without regard to creed or nationality, 
— contagious diseases excepted. 



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31 



Number aided duriug 3^ear, 2,055, viz., 888 paying, 425 partly 
paying, 742 free; also 58,431 out-patients. Number of beds, 140. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 100, viz., 30 men, 70 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand 


. 


52,848 36 


Salaries and wages 


S10,243 56 


Subscriptions and donat 


ons 


3,6:^9 00 


Provisions and supplies 


40,727 19 


Bequests 




5,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 


2,019 52 


On account of persons a 


ded 


38,236 08 


Fuel and light 


6,965 46 


Training school . 


. 


2,116 51 


Interest on mortgages . 


4,133 20 


Entertainments . 




6,783 14 


Insurance and taxes 


946 00 


Income from rents 




1,229 25 


Payment on loan . 


5,000 00 


Out-patient department 


. 


3,829 10 


Miscellaneous 


1,606 86 


Miscellaneous 


. 


946 59 






Deficit .... 


• 


7,013 76 






' 


§71,641 79 


$71,641 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
8250,000 ; value of other property, real estate, 85,000. 



Charming Home, 30 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 
Samuel A. Green, M.D., President; Charles P. Curtis, Secretary; 
James P. Parmenter, Treasurer ; Mrs. M. E. P. Fennell, Superin- 
tendent. 

Free home for sick, destitute women, especially those suffering 
from chronic and incurable diseases. 

Number aided during year, 52. Number of beds, 17. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Sale of land .... 



^2,162 55 i 

40 00 ; 

7,550 00 ; 

5,559 12 1 

500 00 


515,811 67 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



SI, 684 18 

2,640 94 

3,257 22 

660 37 

8;] 68 

7,485 28 

315,811 67 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,300 ; value of investments, Sll6,159. 



Charitable Bxirial Association, 15 Cooper St., Boston. (Incorporated 1894.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Abraham Moss, President; Isidor Mendelsohn, Secretary ; Julius 
Wolf man, Treasurer. 

To provide for the burial of indigent Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 59, viz., 6 partly paying, 53 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Deficit 



S152 88 

1,495 58 

67 75 

22 29 



$1,738 50 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 

on cemetery 
Burial expenses . 
Miscellaneous 



$100 00 

825 00 

778 50 

35 00 

$1,738 50 



Value of property (cemetery), $3,000. 



Charitable Irish Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1809.) 
Report for year ending March 17, 1905. 
Hon. Augustine J. Daly, President; Jeremiah W. Fogarty, Secre- 
tary ; Thomas F. Taff, Treasurer. 

Temporary assistance to needy Irish immigrants and others. 

Number aided during year, 117. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr, 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 



$8,978 00 

1,395 00 

275 56 

$10,648 56 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions, supplies, etc. 
Cash on hand 



$400 00 

837 87 

9,410 69 

$10,648 56 



Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, at Children's Hospital, Huntington Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Robert W. Emmons, 2d, President and Treasurer; Augustus Thorn- 
dike, Secretary ; Theodore H. Bartol, Foreman. 

The promotion and improvement of the art of making medical and 
surgical appliances and apparatus, and the supplying of such ap- 
paratus to poor persons and others. 

Number aided not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 11 men, 1 woman. 



Dr, 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $4,714 30 


Salaries and wages 


$8,896 37 


Interest on deposits . . 108 80 


Supplies, etc. 


2,914 21 


From institutions and others 


Repairs and improvements 


33 96 


for apparatus . . . 13,212 90 


Tools and machinery . 


181 33 


Miscellaneous ... 31 67 


Fuel, etc. 


93 28 




Miscellaneous 


818 91 




Cash on hand 


5,129 61 


$18,067 67 


$18,067 67 



Value of property, viz., tools and machinery, $3,029.14. 



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33 



Chndren's Health Fund, 31 Exchange St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 

William E. Litchfield, President; William J. Foley, Secretary; 
George W. Averell, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To provide homes for poor and neglected children, send them to 
the country and seashore in summer, provide harbor excursions for 
them, etc. 

Number aided during year, 2,241. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



S51 03 
1,122 00 



Sl,173 03 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$168 40 


Provisions and supplies 


210 10 


Board, excursions, car fares, 




Thanksgiving and Christ- 




mas dinners, etc. 


654 16 


Cash on hand 


140 37 



Sl,173 03 



The Children's Hospital, Huntington Ave,, Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Francis TT. Hunnewell, President; Francis H. Brown, M.D., Sec- 
retary ; Joshua M. Sears, Treasurer ; Sister Caroline, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of children between the ages of 
two and twelve, residents of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 9,470, viz., 1,505 in-patients, 7,965 
out-patients ; nearly all free. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 4 men, 15 women. 



Br. 



Cash on hand 


S29,661 53 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,869 08 


Bequests .... 


58,VK)5 49 


On account of persons aided 


9,048 77 


Income from investments . 


21,785 82 


Surgical appliance shop re- 




ceipts . . . . 


3,996 13 


Redemption of bonds . 


4,850 00 



«131,116 82 



Cr, 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Plans for new hospital 
Pathological laboratory 
Fuel .... 
Drugs and medicines . 
Furniture 

Printing and stationery 
Surgical appliance shop pay 

ments 
Annuity 

Rent of nurses' home . 
Water, gas, and telephone 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. S4,163 89 


. 13,281 64 


. 13,304 83 


5,637 11 


1,000 00 


979 76 


3,468 70 


. 3,709 12 


597 19 


1,001 84 


" 4.023 00 


200 00 


2,580 00 


2,044 30 


2..S82 73 


. 72,792 71 


5131,116 82 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$243,487.12; value of investments, 8519,958.16. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



The Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute in the City of Boston, 
277 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1864.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Henry M. Williams, President; Rev. Christopher R. Eliot, Secre- 
tary; Henry Pickering, Treasurer; Parker B. Field, Suj^eriiitendent. 

To solve the problems of all needy children for whom application 
may be made, by advising and guiding them at home, by giving tem- 
porary care in the institution, by placing them for longer periods in 
private families carefully selected and supervised, and by finding 
suitable homes for their adoption. 

Number aided during year, 339 (admitted to Home, 163 ; placed 
in families, 176), viz., 97 payiog, 57 partly paying, 185 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 2 men, 15 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,104 83 

Subscriptions and donations 2,903 34 

Bequests .... 13,410 50 

On account of persons aided 4,778 28 

Income from investments . 15,707 50 

Sale of securities . . . 26,655 90 



$65,460 35 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Board of children 
Annual report, insurance 

etc 

Travel, etc. . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$35,000 36 

10,069 34 

3,884 17 

1,012 01 

9,474 83 

813 29 

908 47 

430 98 

3,866 90 

$65,460 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$129,000; value of other property, S330, 763.90, viz., investments, 
$328,763.90; furniture, $2,000. 



The Children's Progressive Lyceum Association No. 1 of Boston, 514 Tremont 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1906. 

Mrs. Margaret J. Butler, President; Elmer Packard, Secretary; 
H. C. Berry, Treasurer and Conductor. 

Religious and charitable work in the interests of spiritualism, in- 
cluding teaching of children and assistance for the needy with food, 
clotbiog, and money. 

Number aided during year, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$334 30 



Cr. 



I$14 30 


Salaries and wages 


$66 60 


320 00 


Provisions and supplies 


73 56 




Rent 


191 00 




Cash on hand 


3 24 



3334 30 



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35 



Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, Broadway, N and Fourth 
Sts., South Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending OctoLer 7, 1904. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Rev. R. H. Howe, 
T).T>.^ Secretary ; George H. Richards, Treasurer; Miss Rosa Hauser, 
Matron. 

To provide a home, education, and moral and religious training for 
orphan and destitute children, in accordance with the usages of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Number aided during year, 104. 

Number of paid officers or employees, not given. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Investments sold . 
Miscellaneous, including 
certain trusts 



Sl,059 11 
3,711 43 
3,000 00 
586 23 
7,413 67 
3,215 00 

619 52 


$20,604 96 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$2,235 00 


Salaries and wages 


2,836 50 


Provisions and supplies 


6,675 07 


Repairs and improvements . 


533 60 


Board, clothing, and care of 




children in families . 


2,513 24 


Miscellaneous (including 




certain trusts) . 


2,367 15 


Cash on hand 


3,344 40 




$20,504 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$57,000; value of investments, $186,839.23. 



City Missionary Society, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1820.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Richard H. Stearns, President ; Rev. Daniel W. Waldrou, Secre- 
tary and Superintendent ; Samuel F. Wilkins, Treasurer. 

Religious and benevolent work, including home at Eliot, Me., open 
in summer for poor mothers and children, and maintained at the 
expense of " Fresh Air Fund." 

Number aided during year, 1,439 families ; also a day's vacation 
or a visit to the country for 8,905 persons. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22, viz., 1 man, 21 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,836 62 

Subscriptions and donations 42,837 39 

Bequests .... 32,515 00 

Income from investments . 2,976 20 



$81,165 21 



Cr. 

Investments during year . $32,744 50 

Salaries and wages . . 14,230 80 

Temporary relief of poor . 7,593 29 
Thanksgiving and Christmas 

charities .... 6,2^ 84 

Fresh Air Fund . . . 11,556 37 

Miscellaneous . . . 2,646 63 

Cash on hand . . . 6,108 78 



$81,165 21 



Value of property, $95,290.56, viz., investments, 895,140.56 ; fur- 
niture, $150. 



36 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Cullis Consumptives' Home, Blue Hill Ave., New Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1871.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Elbridge Torrey, President; Mrs. Marie C. Mallory, Secretary; 
Rev. E. D. Mallory, Treasurer; Mrs. C. M. Torrey, Matron. 

Care of needy consumptives in tlie last stages of the disease, with- 
out reference to age, sex, color, nationality, or creed ; Boston patients 
preferred. 

Number aided during year, 113. Number of beds, 46. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 4 men, 16 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 

Loans 

Ladies' auxiliary . 





Cr. 




S98 04 


Salaries and wages 


54,476 78 


4,054 68 


Provisions and supplies 


6,255 73 


9,525 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


399 44 


677 80 


Loans paid .... 


5,740 94 


4,200 00 


Fuel and light 


1,929 67 


1,109 83 


Interest, telephone, and water 






tax 


383 46 




Legal expenses, etc. 


216 28 




Miscellaneous 


151 54 




Cash on hand 


111 51 


1^19,665 35 


$19,665 35 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$185,399; value of investments, $14,666.20. 



Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, E St., South Boston. (Incorporated 

1886.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

J. Payson Bradley, President; Arthur Neilson, Secretary ; Benja- 
min F. DrowD, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent and destitute soldiers and sailors of the War of 
the Rebellion, and their widows and orphan children. 

Number aided during year, none. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Interest on deposits 
Income from rents 


$994 60 

32 72 

. 2,178 50 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest 

Fuel and lights . 
Cash on hand 


S750 00 
219 32 
250 00 
766 21 

1,220 29 



$3,205 82 



$3,205 82 



Value of investments (real estate), $10,600. 



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37 



Devens Benevolent Society, Universalist Church, Church Court, Charlestown. 

(Incorporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Mary J. Day, President ; Mrs. Elizabeth G. Hooper, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Elizabeth H. Brown, Treasurer. 

The promotion of charitable and benevolent objects in the city of 
Charlestown. 

Number aided during year, about 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Annual dues from members 
Bequests .... 
Interest on deposits 


S22 96 

31 00 

200 00 

241 55 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Aid to beneficiaries 
Deposited in savings bank . 
Cash on hand 


S19 00 

269 56 

200 00 

6 95 




S495 51 


S495 51 



Value of property (deposits in savings banks), 86,200. 

Dorchester Relief Society, 204 Adams St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Richard C. Humphreys, President; G. Frank King Nash, ^Secre^ar?/; 
George G. Bradford, Treasurer ; H. Eugenia Bruce, Agent. 
Relief of the poor of Dorchester. 
Value of investments, 82,519.75. 
First full year not completed. 



Elizabeth Peabody House Association, 87-89 Poplar St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rev. Charles G. Ames, President; Miss Alice A. Burditt, Secretary ; 
Edward J. Holmes, Treasurer ; Miss Caroline Y. Brown, Superin- 
tendent. 

Educational and social work in the immediate neighborhood, with- 
out regard to age, sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 1,000. Number of beds, 11. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 

and deposits 
Board from residents . 
Miscellaneous 



8612 63 
5,718 28 

140 55 

1,414 08 

23 70 



87,918 24 

Value of investments, $1,810. 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


81,705 50 


Provisions and supplies 


l,lit8 28 


Repairs and improvements . 


325 ()2 


Rent and taxes 


1,415 92 


Fuel and light 


350 33 


Printing, postage, telephone, 




and stationery . 


209 84 


Miscellaneous 


359 94 


Cash on hand 


2,352 81 



87,918 24 



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Ellen M. GifiFord Sheltering Home Corporation, Appleton Road, Brighton. (In- 
corporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Josephine MacC. Shaw, President ; Herbert B. Gushing, Treasurer ; 

Albert H. Perkins, Superintendent. 

Care of stray and abandoned animals. 

Number cared for during year, 888. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Br. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$6,609 85 



Cr. 



$1,114 34 


Investments during year 


$3,391 95 


8 00 


Salaries and wages 


983 75 


5,487 51 


Provisions and supplies 


1,566 01 




Repairs and improvements 


102 59 




Miscellaneous 


180 25 




Cash on hand 


385 30 



$6,609 85 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$19,800; value of investments, $101,650.30. 



Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, 12 Carver St., Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Miss Louise B. Graves, President ; Miss Anita M. Calef, Secretary ; 
Francis L. Coolidge, Treasurer ; Mrs. G. I. Stead, Matron. 

For the improvement and entertainment of certain poor children. 

Number aided during year, 455, viz., 1 partly paying, 454 free. 
Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits. 



$1,254 73 

3,538 34 

3 45 

16 75 


Gr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest on mortgage . 
Cash on hand 


$1,479 00 

2,085 67 

183 27 

400 00 

665 33 



$4,813 27 



$4,813 27 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,700. 



The Episcopal City Mission, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1843.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 
Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., Bishop of Massachusetts, Presi- 
dent; M. Grant Daniell, Secretary ; George S. Self ridge. Treasurer ; 
Rev. Frederick B. Allen, Superintendent. 



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39 



To search out the religious needs of the city of Boston, and con- 
duct missionary work within its limits. 
Number aided not stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 53, viz., 22 men, 31 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S9,367 40 


Salaries and wages 


823,165 38 


Subscriptions and donations 


41,456 58 


Provisions and supplies 


975 74 


Bequests .... 


1,006 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


6,0<)9 85 


Income from investments . 


1,447 98 


Rent, fuel, etc. 


1,893 90 


Gift for land at Revere 


8,000 00 


Paid for land at Revere 


8,000 00 


Towards cost of rectory 


800 00 


Diocesan Board of Missions 


4,366 57 






Rescue mission 


1,231 90 






Relief 


931 68 






Miscellaneous 


5,460 85 






Cash on hand 


9,952 09 




»62,077 96 


S62,077 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
8140,974; value of investments, 815,659.76. 



The Evangelistic Association of Wew England, 201 Tremont Temple, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Thomas 'Wood, President ; "\V. H. H. Bryant, Secretary ; William 
T. Rich, Treasurer; S. M. Sayford, General Secretary. 

To promote evangelical interests by securing for churches and 
communities evangelists, gospel soloists, pulpit supplies ; also by 
conducting special evangelistic meetings, and by providing for daily 
visitation of the hospitals of Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 men. 



Br. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



S599 94 
6,444 77 
1,708 97 



S8,753 68 



or. 
Salaries and wages 


S3, 733 35 


Hospital visitation work 


1,202 33 


Bible class work . 


408 49 


Field work . 


1,543 59 


Miscellaneous 


1,760 06 


Cash on hand 


105 86 



»8,753 68 



Faith and Hope Association, 739 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
M. Clara Kirby, President; Anna B. Tubbs, Secretary; Emma E. 
Ware, Treasurer. 

To visit the sick and suffering in homes and hospitals, to provide 
food and clothing for needy cases, to supply magazines, flowers, etc., 



40 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



to treat persons addicted to morphine and liquor Iiabits, to secure 
homes for destitute children, etc. 

Nnmber aided during year not definitely stated. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



!?69 75 
634 08 



$703 83 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



1^649 76 
54 07 

$703 83 



The Faulkner Hospital Corporation, Centre St., Ward 23, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Charles H. Souther, President ; Miss Emil}^ G. Denny, Secretary ; 
Alfred Bowditch, Treasurer ; Miss Laura E. Coleman, Matron. 

For general hospital purposes. 

Number aided during year, 309, viz., 193 paying, 16 partly pay- 
ing, 100 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 3 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Sales of investments . 



$5676 78 


1,000 00 


10,100 00 


7,712 38 


9,547 27 


12,758 00 


!$41,794 43 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


i$10,100 00 


Salaries and wages 


5,582 77 


Provisions and supplies 


. 6,927 78 


Repairs and improvements 


. 6,262 98 


Fuel and lights . 


2,661 49 


Miscellaneous 


2,935 17 


Cash on hand 


7,324 24 




$41,794 43 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$138,278.95 ; value of investments, $144,509.46. 



First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid^Bociety, 9 Appleton St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1882.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 
Mrs. Mattie E. A. AUbe, President; Mrs. Annie J. Ilaynes, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Nina G. Pierce, Treasurer. 

To assist worthy spiritualists in need, and some others. 
Number aided during year, 163. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Income from investments . 
Membership fees . 
Entertainments and sales . 


S87 77 
20 00 
85 00 

118 78 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 
Charity 
Cash on hand 


$40 43 

105 00 

70 25 

95 87 



$311 55 



$311 55 



Value of property, $922.98, viz., investments, $772.98; furniture, 
$150. 



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41 



The Fragment Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1816.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. John L. Bremer, President; Mrs. Richard J. Monks, Secre- 
tary ; Miss Annie A. Hough, Treasurer. 

To supply clothing to needy women and children. 
Number aided during year, about 1,000. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,321 07 

Subscriptions and donations 180 00 

Income from investments . 2,211 75 



Cr. 



Supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



§4,712 82 
Value of investments, about $15,000. 



$1,966 57 

30 00 

2,716 25 

$4,712 82 



Frances E. "Willard Settlement, 24 South Kussell St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Caroline M. Caswell, President diXid Superintendent; Nellie F. Hill, 
Secretary ; Nellie E. Cook, Treasurer. 

To provide homes for young women working for wages, or receiving 
low salaries, or needing temporary aid ; to assist strangers ; to main- 
tain a settlement home, etc. 

Number aided during year, 799, viz., 36 paying, 9 partly paying, 
754 free. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Sales and entertainments 



Cr. 



$7 09 


Loans paid . 


$430 00 


5,124 19 


Salaries and wages 


2,276 83 


2,000 00 


Rent .... 


1,443 75 


2,047 04 


Provisions and supplies 


1,348 17 


13 65 


Laundry 


285 33 


111 60 


Repairs and improvements 


522 65 




Furnishings . 


75 85 




Fuel and lighting 


391 78 




Printing, postage, and sta 


- 




tionery 


158 47 




Club expenses 


129 72 




Summer work 


98 17 




Miscellaneous 


128 20 




Permanent fund on hand 


2,000 00 




Cash on hand 


14 66 


$9,303 67 


$9,303 57 



The Frederick E. "Weber Charities Corporation, 53 State St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1902.) 

Report for year ending July 18, 1906. 
John D. Bryant, President and Treasurer; Arthur L. Howard, 
Clerk. 

Administering the fund received under the will of Frederick E. 



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Weber, and applying the same as directed in the will, viz., to certain 
objects and purposes of benevolence or charity, public or private, 
including educational or charitable institutions, and the relief of indi- 
vidual need, regardless of nationality or color. 

Number aided during year, 27, viz., 18 individuals, 9 corporations. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 managers. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


. S3,623 30 


Investments during year 


$63,125 00 


Income from investnaents 


. 14,726 62 


Salaries and wages 


2,015 00 


Sale of securities . 


. 60,612 50 


Applied for educational pur- 
poses and toward relief of 








individual need 


8,351 95 






Miscellaneous 


82 13 






Cash on hand 


6,388 34 




$78,962 42 


$78,962 42 



Value of investments, $336,169.30. 



The Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, 428 Quincy St., Dor- 
chester. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 
Miss Elizabeth A. Power, President; Miss Anna A. Rooney, Sec- 
retary; Adelphine R. Kohler, Treasurer; Mary A. Crowley, Matron. 
Home for poor consumptives, without regard to creed or color. 
Number aided during year, 150. Number of beds, 32. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $398 62 

Subscriptions and donations 3,889 80 

Bequests .... 5,731 60 

Entertainments, etc. . . 5,119 33 



Dues, etc 2,055 41 



$17,194 76 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$2,893 91 


Provisions and supplies 


3,608 51 


Repairs and improvements . 


263 99 


Interest and payment on 




mortgages .... 


2,425 00 


Insurance . . . . 


194 60 


Gas, fuel, telephone, and 




water rates 


1,210 90 


Medical appliances, drugs, 




etc 


490 76 


Entertainments . 


900 01 


Hay, grain, and straw . 


291 58 


Miscellaneous 


4,576 83 


Cash on hand 


338 67 




$17,194 76 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
,000. 



French "Women's Christian Association, 65 Clarendon St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Rev. Dr. J. Coit, President; Mrs. W. A. Carter, Secretary; Marcel 

L. Orleans, Treasurer; Mrs. Clemence Bouteiller, Superintendent. 



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43 



To aid young women of French birth, of sixteen years old and up- 
wards, by providing them with a home and assisting them to secure 
work. 

Number aided during year, 175, viz., 172 paying, 3 free. Number 
of beds, 12. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 

Sales 

Miscellaneous 


$204 19 
272 64 

1,983 90 

322 04 

93 85 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$315 01 

2,095 99 

210 04 

255 58 



$2,876 62 



$2,876 62 



Value of furniture, $600. 



German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, 39 Charity BuUding, Boston 

(Incorporated 1848.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1905. 

C. W. Holtzer, President; Oscar Schmidt, Recording Secretary ; 
W. G. Seyter, Finance Secretary; Sebastian Gahm, Treasurer; 
Julius A. Weigmann, Agent. 

To aid German immigrants to procure employment, and provide 
temporary support for them ; also to aid poor German residents in 
Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 126 individuals and 114 families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



$2,334 61 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Drawn from savings bank . 


$201 85 
780 00 
952 76 
400 00 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$500 00 

. 1,536 35 

156 50 

141 76 



$2,334 61 



Value of investments, $30,695.28. 



German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Middlesex St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending October 22, 1904. 

Amalia Wagner, President; Jacobine Schriftgierrer, Secretary; 
Mrs. Louise Klitzke, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent Germans, and establish a home for the aged if 
possible. 

Number aided during year not definitely stated. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$42 03 

331 28 

450 00 

88 16 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$911 47 
Value of investments, $29,960.15 



$225 00 
470 00 
110 82 
105 65 

$911 47 



The Guild of St. Elizabeth, 59 East Springfield St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1903. 

Mrs. Warren M. Hill, President; Miss Mary Boyle O'Reilly, Sec- 
retary; Miss Margaret Carey, Treasurer. 

Benevolent work among the children of the poor of all nationalities 
and creeds. 

No report. 



The 



Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, 46 and 48 "Worcester 
Boston. (Incorporated 1888.) 



St., 



Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

John D. Williams, President; Ezra H. Baker, Secretary; Alex- 
ander F. Wadsworth, Treasurer ; Miss Florence C. Pearson, Matron. 

Temporary aid for young children, and taking of children for 
adoption. 

Number aided during year, 239. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S12,006 08 


Investments during year 


$10,034 72 


Subscriptions and donations 


831 89 


Salaries and wages 


2,461 31 


Bequests . . . . 


3,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,348 04 


Income from investments . 


7,982 00 


Repairs and improvements 


155 11 


Investments paid off . 


1,000 00 


Insurance 


127 20 


Miscellaneous 


169 95 


Care of infants 


546 33 






Miscellaneous 


77 60 






Cash on hand 


7,239 61 




$24,989 92 


$24,989 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$24,000; value of other property, $140,436.68, viz., investments, 
$139,436.68; furniture, $1,000. 

Hahnemann Hospital, Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 
Report for year ending January 3, 1905. 
Samuel A. Kimball, Preddent; Sumner Robinson, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

For the treatment of medical and surgical cases, in accordance with 
the Hahnemann principles of homoeopathy. 
Not yet opened. 
Value of investments, $21,395.78. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



45 



Hale House Association, 6 and 8 Garland St., Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Henry B. Sawyer, President ; John H. Oakes, Secretary ; Henry A^ 
Gordon, Treasurer ; A. Isabel Winslow, Resident Director. 

To keep boys and girls off the streets, and instruct them ; and to 
provide social and intellectual advantages for the neighbors. A 
social settlement. 

Number aided during year, 300. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 3 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S601 13 

Subscriptions and donations 4,003 00 
Income from investments 

and deposits ... 89 15 

Miscellaneous . . . 100 00 



»4,793 28 



Cr. 



Repairs and improvements . 


SISO 18. 


Rent, water, and interest on 




mortgage .... 


916 65 


Printing, postage, and sta- 




tionery .... 


259 51 


Maintaining the work, in- 




cluding fuel, salaries, 




wages, gas, playgrounds, 




classes, etc. 


2,907 87 


Cash on hand 


659 07 




$4,793 2& 



Value of investments, $2,000. 



Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Joseph A. Walsh, President ; Fred J. Milliken, Treasurer. 

Encouragement of physical culture and all manly sports and ath- 
letic exercises, and for the purpose of affording to the needy and sick 
opportunities for baths and exercises.^ 

No report. 

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, 123 Salem St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

S. Kabacbnick, President; A. Goldberg, Secretary; D. Rogers, 
Treasurer. 
To aid Hebrew immigrants, and particularly detained immigrants. 
No report. 



Hebrew Industrial School, 17 Allen St., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Louis Hecht, Jr., President; Miss Golde Bamber, Secretary and 
Superintendent ; Mrs. Jacob H. Hecht, Treasurer. 
Providing industrial education for girls and boys. 
Number aided during year, 550. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 2 men, 10 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 



$2,835 13 

4,736 94 

137 57 



$7,709 64 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Rent 

Running expenses 

Cash on hand 



$2,821 30 

900 00 

2,539 36 

1,448 98 

$7,709 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000. 



Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, 21 Queen St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Albert Titlebaum, President; Harris Koritz, Secretary; Minnie 
Markelson, Treasurer. 

Establishing a home for the care of old and infirm Jewish men and 
women in the cit}^ of Boston. 

Not yet opened. 

Hebrew "Women's Sewing Society, Tremont Temple, Boston. (Incorporated 

1894.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1905. 

Mrs. Jacob H. Hecht, President; Miss Ida Engel, Secretary ; Mrs. 
Daniel Frank, Treasurer ; Max Mitchell, Superintendent. 

To clothe and befriend the Jewish poor, and give recreation to 
poor children of the Jewish faith. 

Number aided during year, 1,300. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$843 62 


Salaries and wages 


$684 98 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,106 00 


Country week 


1,177 40 


Bequests . . . . 


25 00 


Clothing and blankets 


. 2,892 11 


Income from investments . 


346 47 


Miscellaneous 


658 03 


Federation of Hebrew Chari- 




Cash on hand 


1,506 31 


ties 


2,750 00 






Country week collections 








etc 


1.543 99 






Miscellaneous 


303 75 








$6,918 83 


$6,918 83 



Value of investments, $9,079.15. 



Helen Weld House Association, 23 Carolina Ave., Jamaica Plain. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Harold C. Ernst, President; Miss Cornelia Bowditch, Secre- 
tary ; Mrs. Arthur N. Broughton, Treasurer; Miss S. E. Beck, ^Sm^^^?'- 
intendent. 



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47 



A neighborhood centre ; to maintain clubs of boys, girls, and adults 
of the working classes ; to encourage industrial work, etc. 
Number aided during year, 350. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 4 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Entertainments . 



SlOO 07 

1,515 00 

56 80 

610 40 



$2,282 27 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel, gas, and water . 
Incidental to the work 
Cash on hand 



$1,050 55 
366 30 
219 40 
380 40 
265 62 

$2,282 27 



Value of investments, $1,050. 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Fort Ave., Rox- 
bury. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Samuel L. Dana, President; Mark Stone, Secretary ; Louis Segal, 
Treasurer ; Louis Cohen, Superintendent. 

Temporary home for destitute Jewish children, resident for one 
year within ten miles of the State House. 

Number aided during year, 92. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 4 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $5,976 20 

Bequests .... 200 00 

Religious services . . 140 48 

Entertainments, etc. . . 2,685 09 



$9,001 77 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$2,531 32 


Provisions and supplies 


3,947 17 


Repairs and improvements 


117 23 


Lighting, etc. 


292 61 


Printing and postage . 


369 65 


Interest on mortgage . 


450 00 


Miscellaneous 


165 99 


Deficit .... 


134 31 


Cash on hand 


993 49 



$9,001 77 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,500; value of furniture and fixtures, $1,000. 



Home for Aged Colored Women, 22 Hancock St., Boston. (Incorporated 1864.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Thomas W. Higginson, President; Miss Lucy Parsons, Secretary ; 
Robert Homans, Treasurer ; Miss Mary E. Townsend, Matron. 

Support of indigent, aged colored women in the Home, and partial 
support of other such women outside the Home. 

Nuipber aided during year, 45, viz., 20 inside, 25 outside ; 1 partly 
paying, 44 free. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



Sl,431 11 

785 20 

4,000 00 

12 00 

5,399 16 

3 00 



$11,630 47 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$2,870 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,395 25 


Provisions and supplies 


1,897 73 


Repairs and improvements 


267 22 


Fuel, light, medicines, print 




ing, etc. 


674 68 


Outside aid . 


1,177 00 


Water rates, telephones, etc 


176 25 


Miscellaneous 


217 22 


Cash on hand 


2,955 12 




311,630 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $122,763.97. 

Home for Aged Couples, 409-417 Walnut Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Elizabeth Abbott Carleton, M.D., President; Annie C. Haydeu, 
Secretary; J. W. Smith, Treasurer ; H. C. Wingate, Matron. 

A non-sectarian home for worthy couples at least sixty-five years 
of age. Admission fee, $400 for each couple. 

Number aided during year, 57. Number of beds, 46. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 3 men, 12 women. 

Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Admission fees 
Income from investments and 
funds .... 



$2,726 40 


Cr. 

Investments during year 


$40,216 48 


37,798 13 


Salaries and wages 


3,586 95 


1,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,881 51 


800 00 


Medicines and funeral ex 






penses 


244 86 


11,018 15 


Repairs and improvements 


607 69 




Printing, postage, etc. , 


285 17 




Fuel, gas, and water . 


1,541 06 




Taxes and repairs on rea 


1 




estate 


1,336 47 




Legal expenses 


367 19 




Mi.scellaueous 


275 30 


$53,342 68 


$53,342 68 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$123,000 ; value of investments, $338,380.56. 



Home for Aged Men, 133 ATVest Springfield St., Boston. (Incorporated 1860.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Charles E. Rogerson, President; Herbert W. Kimball, Secretary ; 
Charles W. Jones, Treasurer ; Helen L. Mallory, S^cperintendent. 

Home, and also outside aid, for respectable men, at least fifty-five 
years of age, residents of Boston for ten years. Admission fee, 8 1 50. 
Number aided during year, 138, viz., 51 in Home, 87 outside. 
Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 5 men, 12 women. 



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Dr. 
<3ash on hand 
Bequests 
Income from investments 



$915 33 

8,483 62 

34,749 82 



344,148 77 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$6,074 19 


Provisions and supplies 


10,242 81 


Repairs and improvements 


4,707 43 


Outside beneficiaries . 


13,511 00 


Austin fund beneficiaries 


1,200 00 


Annuitants . 


4,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


2,098 18 


Cash on hand 


2,315 16 




$44,148 77 



Value of property owDed and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, S753,700. 



Home for Aged "Women, 108 Revere St., Boston. (Incorporated 1849.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

J. Theodore Heard, President; Frank W. Kaan, Secretary ; Wil- 
liam P. Blake, Treasurer ; Maria F. Ladd, Matron. 

Home for aged women of American parentage, at least sixty-five 
years of age, and residents of Boston for ten years. Admission fee, 
$150. Also provision for outside beneficiaries and beneficiaries of 
the " Doane Fund" and the '' Edward Austin Fund." 

Number aided during year, 216, viz., 100 in the Home, 116 out- 
side. Number of beds, 89. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 27, viz., 7 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 
<3ash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Admission fees, etc. 
Income from investments . 
Income of Edward Austin 

fund 

Investments sold or paid 
Miscellaneous 



$8,638 24 


105 00 


12,623 62 


1,839 95 


38,215 44 


1,000 00 


26,158 68 


5 00 


$88,585 93 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$30,835 75 


Salaries and wages 


10,687 06 


Provisions and supplies 


12,194 89 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,919 83 


Fuel, water, and light . 


2,799 55 


Insurance, taxes, etc. . 


1,204 19 


Paid to outside beneficiaries 


12,400 00 


Miscellaneous 


4,566 69 


Cash on hand 


11,977 97 



$88,585 93 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$234,378.40 ; value of investments, $668,598.74. 



Home for Destitute Catholic Children of Boston, 788 Harrison Ave., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1905. 

James W. Dunphy, President; William J. Porter, Secretary ; John 

P. Manning, Treasurer ; Patrick Hayden, Superintendent. 

Temporary care of destitute Catholic children. 

Number aided during year, 1,152. Number of beds, 255. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 5 men, 5 women. 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Ladies' Aid Society- 
Miscellaneous 



$964 64 


4,622 10 


11,894 56 


1,778 93 


7,989 91 


800 00 


$28,050 14 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$5,591 39 


Provisions and supplies 


13,709 11 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,273 78 


Board of children outside of 




Home .... 


223 68 


Telephone . . . . 


115 13 


Miscellaneous 


586 48 


Cash on hand 


6,550 57 




$28,050 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$140,000 ; value of investments, $13,400. 



Homoeopathic Medical Dispensary, 750 Harrison Ave. ; and branches at 14 Bur- 
roughs Place, and Charity Building, Chardon St., Boston. (Incorporated 
1856.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

John C. Haynes, President; A. Howard Powers, M.D., Secretary ; 
J. Wilkinson Clapp, M.D., Treasurer; N. H. Houghton, M.D., 
Superintendent. 

To provide medical and surgical aid for the poor. Charge of ten 
cents for medicine for such as are able to pay. 

Number aided during year, 17,217. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Br. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,142 58 

Subscriptions and donations 155 00 

On account of persons aided 4,378 47 

Income from investments . 1,280 10 

From refunded taxes . . 81 19 



$8,037 34 



Cr, 



Salaries and wages 


$2,530 87 


Supplies 


1,823 25 


Repairs and improvements 


1,394 96 


Furnishings . 


18 00 


Miscellaneous 


592 52 


Cash on hand 


1,677 74 



^8,037 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of other property, $22,560.24, viz., investments, 
$20,560.24 ; furniture, $2,000. 



House of the Angel Guardian, 85 Vernon St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1853.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Brother Jude, President, Treasurer, and Superintendent ; Brother 
Francis, Secretary. 

Education of boys, including industrial school. 
Number aided during year, 641, viz., 28 paying, 240 partly pay- 
ing, 373 free. Number of beds, 250. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men. 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
From industries . 



Sl,076 71 
10,874 72 

2,239 83 
16,992 22 

8,353 22 


?539,536 70 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on mortgage 
Cash on hand 



$5,199 00 

4,054 93 

22,821 16 

1.799 94 

4.800 00 
861 67 

339,536 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$175,000; value of other property, $69,204.83, viz., furniture, 
machinery, etc., S69,004.83 ; real estate, $200. 



House of the Good Samaritan, 6 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 1861.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Joseph S. Bigelow, President ; Miss Catherine A. Codman, Secre- 
tary ; Francis W. Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Frances A. Jack, 
Superintendent. 

A hospital for women and children, without condition of color, 
nationality, or residence. Convalescent cases boarded at Arlington. 

Number aided during year, 195. Number of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 1 man, 14 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests 

Income from investments 
Securities sold 



830,657 00 

85,232 00 

3,000 00 

19,513 00 

20,925 00 


Cr. 
Investments during year . $3,725 00 
Salaries and wages . . 4,700 00 
Provisions and supplies . 11,219 00 
On account of new hospital 86,908 00 
Cash on hand . . . 52,775 00 


8159,327 00 


$159,327 00 



Value of property owned and to be occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $167,288 ; value of investments, $340,000. 



House of the Good Shepherd, 841 Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 

1870.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Most Rev. J. J. Williams, D.D., President; Sister M. of St. 
Genevieve, Secretary ; Sister M. of St. Peter, Treasurer and Super- 
intendent. 

Reformation of the unfortunate, and protection of young girls ex- 
posed to danger, without distinction of race or creed. 

Number aided during year, 693, viz., 20 paying, 19 partly paying, 
654 free. Number of beds, 500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men, employed on grounds. 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from industries 



$333 37 
8,812 46 
4,884 16 
2,946 24 
48,752 38 


$65,728 61 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Extra labor . 
Cash on hand 


$3,406 00 

48,234 68 

11,342 46 

1,540 20 

1,205 27 



$65,728 61 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$352,700; value of furniture, etc., $9,760. 



Howard Benevolent Society, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1818.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Rev. Daniel W. Waldron, President; W. B. Bancroft, M.D. 
Secretary; John A. Bent, Treasurer. 

Relief of deserving poor of Boston, principally Americans. 
Number aided during year, about 2,000. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Investments matured or sold 
From special trust fund 


$6,431 56 
1,514 90 
9,719 16 

35,323 11 
7,000 00 


Investments during year 
Sahxries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$33,839 10 

550 00 

15,263 95 

3,266 69 

7,068 99 




$59,988 73 




$59,988 73 



Value of investments, $222,162.10. 



Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 10 Tremont St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1791.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

J. C. Warren, M.D., President; Charles P. Curtis, Jr., Recording 
Secretary ; H. F. Sears, M.D., Corresponding Secretary ; Francis C. 
Welch, Treasurer. 

Saving of life from shipwreck, and encouragement of persons in 
saving life by awarding medals, certificates, etc. 

Twelve vessels assisted ; 42 medals and certificates awarded. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 


. $2,484 27 

7,140 20 

547 04 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements 
Operating expenses 
Cash on hand 


815 40 
2,285 42 
1,651 75 
2,786 11 
2,632 83 




$10,171 51 


$10,171 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,800; value of investments, $141,604.83. 



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Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, 40 Chestnut St., Charlestown. (Incorpo- 
rated 1834.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Nelson Bartlett, President; William P. Hart, Secretary 2in^ Treas- 
urer; Miss E. M. Onthank, Matron. 

Temporary home for needy Protestant children whose parents or 
guardians are residents of Charlestown district. 

Number aided during year, 16, viz., 3 paying, 2 partly paying, 11 
free. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments . 
Investments paid . 



SI 48 
952 00 
200 00 
143 00 
535 65 
1,300 98 

$3,133 11 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



S995 41 
924 45 
315 49 
897 76 



!B3,133 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,000 ; value of investments, $12,336.75. 



Immigrants' Home, 72-74 Marginal St., East Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Miss M. W. Perry, President; Mrs. Clara A. Norris, Secretary; 
Mrs. E. P. Stodder, Treasurer; Mrs. A. C. Clark, Superintendent. 

To protect young and friendless girls arriving on the Cunard and 
Dominion lines, and to make temporary provision for other women 
in need. 

Number aided during year, 4,778, viz., 4,244 paying, 534 free. 
Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Br. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



S50 30 
1,840 50 
2,546 40 



$4,437 20 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


SI, 475 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,828 00 


Repairs and improvements 


27 79 


Miscellaneous 


70 35 


Cash on hand . , 


36 06 



$4,437 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,800 ; value of furniture, $700. 



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Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1847.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
William P. Fowler, President; S. Gannett Wells, Secretary; Wil- 
liam Atherton, Treasurer ; Henry Peterson, General Agent. 
To find employment for worthy applicants. 
Number aided during year, 3,382. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 






Cash on hand 


$1,526 21 


Investments during year 


$4,745 55 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,183 00 


Salaries and wages 




3,649 96 


Income from investments . 


2,876 05 


Assistance given from 


Joy 




Mortgages paid . 


4,562 50 


fund .... 


. 


220 00 






Repairs and improvements . 


164 54 






Heating offices 




128 24 






Telephone . 




109 15 






Annual reports 




36 00 






Miscellaneous 




263 74 






Cash on hand 




830 58 




$10,147 76 


$10,147 76 



Value of investments, $58,650. 



Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, 424 Newbury St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Francis J. Cotting, President; Thomas K. Cummins, Secretary ; 
E. Pierson Beebe, Treasurer ; Miss Mary M. Perry, Superintendent. 

Education and special training of crippled and deformed children 
living within the neighborhood of the school. No restrictions as to 
sex, color, nationality or creed. 

Number aided during year, 67. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 3 men, 14 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Industrial classes 
Income from investments . 
Building funds 
Fitting and furnishing funds 
Permanent fund . 
Sales of investments . 
Entertainments . 



$4,622 64 


10,401 18 


2,000 00 


490 47 


3,373 01 


683 22 


2,910 49 


1,693 00 


48,586 25 


7,134 35 


$81,894 61 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


. $5,985 00 


Salaries and wages 


6,967 16 


Provisions and supplies 


2,607 59 


School supplies . 


118 58 


House rent . 


525 00 


Transportation of pupils 


2,145 00 


Payments on new building 


48,484 60 


Fittings and furnishings foi 




new building 


3,667 19 


Annual report, etc. 


254 07 


Insurance, telephone, etc. 


528 06 


Miscellaneous 


544 84 


Cash on hand 


10,067 52 




$81,894 61 



Value of property owned 5nd occupied for corporate purposes, 
$159,000; value of other property, $74,482.50, viz., investments, 
$69,482.50 ; furniture, $5,000. 



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Indxistrial School for Girls, 232 Centre St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1855.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Miss A. R. Anthony, President; Mrs. W. B. Thurber, Secretary; 
William S. Hall, Treasurer ; Mrs. B. A. Capron, Matron. 

Training school and home for girls of good character between ten 
and fifteen years of age, without restriction as to color, nationality, 
religion, or residence. 

Number aided during year, 44, viz., 13 partly paying, 31 free. 
Number of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Du 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


S640 36 


Salaries and wages 


. ^1,955 18 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,076 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,047 39 


On account of persons aided 


380 35 


Repairs and improvements 


96 01 


Income from investments . 


5,709 75 


Medicine and dentistry 


127 27 


Miscellaneous 


267 80 


Lighting and telephone 


140 13 






Clothing 


814 59 






Laundry 


233 40 






Matron's allowance, travel 








etc 


306 00 






Miscellaneous 


379 63 






Cash on hand 


1,974 66 



^9,074 26 



59,074 26 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$19,400; value of investments, $117,666.49. 



Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 424 Dudley St., Roxbury. (Incorpo- 
rated 1872.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Eugenie From, President; Rosa White, Secretary; Josephine 
Lechene, Treasurer ; Good Mother St. Adolphe, Matron. 

Home for the care of destitute men and women of good moral 
character, at least sixty years of age. 

Number aided during year, 278. 

Number of beds, 254. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . §4,010 00 

Subscriptions and donations 5,000 00 

Bequests .... 3,970 00 



312,980 00 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



§110,250 00 

2,430 00 

300 00 

312,980 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$104,100. 



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Instructive District Nursing Association, 2 Park Sq., Boston. (Incorporated 

1888.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 

Miss Elizabeth P. Cordner, President; Mrs. Ernest Amory Cod- 
man, Secretary; Mrs. Otis Norcross, Jr., Treasurer; Miss Martha 
H. Stark, Superintendent. 

To provide and support nurses to care for the sick poor of Boston 
and vicinity in their homes. 

Number aided during year, 8,122, viz., 28 partly paying, 8,094 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests and gifts 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$125 00 

13,669 05 

1,657 00 

126 75 

1,972 13 

62 94 



$17,612 87 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Uniforms, etc. 
Rents . 

Printing and postage 
Debt paid 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$200 00 

13,342 08 

515 75 

532 92 

363 13 

1,069 81 
230 31 

1,358 87 

$17,612 87 



Value of investments, $46,857.50. 



Jamaica Plain Dispensary, 



23 Carolina Ave. 
1882.) 



Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Charles F. Dole, President; Edward W. Brewer, Clerk; IngersoU 
Bowditch, Treasurer, 

To provide medical attendance and medicines for the sick and 
needy poor within the limits of former Ward 23. 

Number aided during year, 327. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 



$916 20 



Cr. 



$178 37 


Investments during year 


$503 6a 


737 83 


Medicines and supplies 


23 73 




Repairs and improvements 


47 26 




Nursing 


24 00 




Miscellaneous 


87 72 




Cash on hand 


229 86 



$916 20 



Value of investments, $14,346.47. 



Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Eev. S. U. Shearman, President; Miss C. E. Chickering, Clerk; 

E. W. Clark, Treasurer ; Miss Emma M. Smith, Agent. 



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57 



To find work for men and women, to relieve temporary distress and 
need, and to elevate the condition of the poor. 
Number aided during year, 84 families. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S225 51 


Salaries and wages 


$300 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,167 50 


Provisions and supplies 


571 50 


Bequests .... 


100 00 


For sewing . 


667 00 


Income from investments . 


295 00 


Miscellaneous 


69 77 


Miscellaneous 


47 35 


Cash on hand 


227 09 



$1,835 36 



$1,835 36 



Value of investments, 86,881.39. 

The James WTieelock Home for Little Strangers, Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Hon. John L. ^qXqs^ President ; George Payson, Secretary; Hart- 
well A. Sibley, M.D., Treasurer, 

To care for poor and homeless children. 
Cash on hand, $439.62. 
Not yet opened. 



John Howard Industrial Home, 560 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rev. Howard N. Brown, President; Eldridge K. Newhall, Clerk; 
James H. Earle, Treasurer ; Albert Arnold, Superintendent. 

To assist discharged prisoners and others. 

Number aided during year, 951, viz., 440 partly paying (in 
labor), 511 free; besides distribution of bread and coffee. Number 
of beds, 33. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 8 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,654 64 

Subscriptions and donations 11,476 17 

Bequests .... 2,500 00 

Interest on deposits . . 41 98 

Wood-yard receipts . . 11,179 01 



$26,851 80 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent .... 
Fuel, light, telephone, etc. 
Wood and freight 
Maintenance of horses . 
Taxes, insurance, etc. . 
Payment and interest on 

mortgage . 
Payment on building . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$3,797 10 


5,150 39 


997 32 


1,068 00 


1,028 68 


4,621 02 


500 46 


446 88 


2,700 00 


5,300 00 


374 32 


867 63 


$26,851 80 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
817,000; value of wood-yard plant, wood, furnishings, etc., S3, 000. 



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Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, 164 Hanover St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1904.) 

Harris Nollman, President ; Andrew L. Seidmao, Secretary ; Israel 
Hershraan, Treasurer. 

To help members and countrymen in need. 
Not yet in operation. 



Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, corner of Mont- 
gomery and Clarendon Sts., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Mary E. Cheney, President; Mrs. H. Aurelia Perkins, Secre- 
tary ; Mrs. Mary L. Barker, Treasurer. 

Religious and charitable work in Boston and vicinity. 
Number aided during year, 18 individuals, 7 corporations. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



Cr 



$83 19 


1 Provisions and supplies 


S510 99 


39 00 


j Repairs and improvements 


64 70 


13,615 07 


1 Miscellaneous 


127 68 


562 46 


Property on hand . 


13,615 07 


25 00 


Cash on hand 

1 

1 


6 28 


S14,324 72 


«14,324 72 



Ladies' Lyceum Union, 514 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Mrs. Margaret S. Butler, President; Mrs. Ella Stillings, Secretary; 
Mrs. Abbie F. Thompson, Treasurer. 

To promote spiritualism, and to aid needy and worthy persons 
with food, clothing, and money. 
Number aided during year, 43. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Br. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


^Q 31 


Salaries and wages 


S104 50 


Subscriptions and donations 


154 75 


Provisions and supplies 


258 27 


Entertainments, etc. . 


478 06 


Rent .... 


224 00 


Miscellaneous! 


33 95 


Money given 


71 65 






Miscellaneous 


14 65 



8673 07 



$673 07 



Ladies' Unity Club, 64 Bartlett St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Mrs. F. D. Osgood, President; Mrs. W. H. Emery, Secretary; 
Miss C. J. Littlefield, Treasurer. 

The establishment of a home or homes for aged people. 
First year not completed. 



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Lend a Hand Society, 1 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 
Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., LL.D., President; Mrs. Bernard 
Whitman, Secretary; Henry B. Sawyer, Treasurer. 

Union of Lend a Hand Clubs, to meet emergencies, assist in chari- 
table work, etc. 

Number aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Contributions 

Sales 

Miscellaneous 



S492 88 

1,076 00 

1,468 50 

205 67 

2,193 83 

191 74 

369 60 



^5,998 22 



Cr. 

Investments during year . S77 00 

Salaries and wages . . 962 00 

Lend a Hand Book Mission 1,104 02 

Outings .... 347 44 

Special cases . . . 1,365 67 

Printing, etc. ... 112 86 

Miscellaneous . . . 986 22 

Cash on hand . . . 1,043 01 

$6,998 22 



Value of investments, $5,550.66. 



Ijinath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending October 29, 1904. 
Philip A. Harrison, President; Louis Sandler, Treasurer. 
Visiting the sick, nursing them, and supplying them with medicine 
if needed. 

Number aided during year, 25. 



Dr. 
Stibscriptions and donations ^148 32 



$US 32 



Cr. 



Medicine 
Cash on hand 



3119 16 
29 16 

$148 32 



Lincoln House Association, 80 Emerald St. and Shawmut Ave., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 

Miss Hortense I. Porter, President; Miss Elizabeth Tilton, Sec- 
retary; B. Preston Clark, Treasurer; John D. Adams, Superin- 
tendent. 

To maintain houses in Boston containing reading rooms, gym- 
nasiums, etc. 

Number aided during year, 814, viz., 724 partly paying, 90 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 9 men, 11 women. 



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Br. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 



81,434 00 

17,909 50 

839 99 

29 90 


$20,213 39 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Cash on hand 



$7,332 02 

8,658 00 

349 37 

3,874 00 

$20,213 39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$136,000. 



Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, 11 North Sq., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1829.) 

Report for year ending January 24, 1905. 

Rev. George A. Gordon, President; John A. Bennett, Recording 
Secretary ; Horace P. Chandler, Corresponding Secretary ; Lewis R. 
Tucker, Treasurer ; Capt. Joseph P. Hatch, Superintendent. 

To improve the moral, religious, and general condition of seamen 
and their families, in Boston and vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 7,935, viz., 7,069 paying, 519 partly 
paying, 347 free. Number of beds, 57. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 7 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$39,855 12 


Investments during year 


$34,651 00 


Bequests 


4,103 83 


Salaries and wages 


6,179 50 


On account of persons aided 


8,685 96 


Provisions and supplies 


8,182 46 


Income from investments 


15,168 83 


Repairs and improvements 


2,288 02 


Principal collected 


4,950 00 


Gratuities 


857 42 


Miscellaneous 


120 00 


T wharf reading room . 


725 18 






Entertainments . 


283 96 






Taxes .... 


334 27 






Printing 


815 43 






Publishing Life of Fathe 


r 






Taylor 


650 47 






Miscellaneous 


375 56 






Cash on hand 


17,540 47 




$72,883 74 


$72,883 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000 ; value of investments, $296,675. 



Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Tremont Temple, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1821.) 

Report for year ending October 8, 1904. 

Rev. Herbert S. Johnson, President; Rev. R. J. Adams, Secre- 
tary; John F. Barnes, Treasurer. 

Relief of widows and orphans of deceased Baptist ministers of 
Massachusetts. 

Number aided during year, 33. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



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61 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 



S4,598 18 

840 87 

21,2;-?1 22 

7,132 91 


S33,803 18 



Cr. 

Investments during year 

Salaries and wages 

Given to widows and orphans 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



$21,721 90 
300 00 

6,449 15 
203 87 

5,128 26 

»33,803 18 



Value of investments, Si 79,394.25. 



Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, 233 Charles St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1826.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

George B. Shattuck, President; RohertHomans, Secretary ; Henry 
Parkman, Treasurer; Dr. Farrar Cobb, Superinteyident. 

Treatment of eye and ear patients. 

Number aided during year, 2,779, viz., 482 paying, 719 partly 
paying, 1,578 free ; also 89,720 out-patients. Number of beds, 160. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 89, viz., 28 men, 61 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$19,137 24 


Subscriptions and donations 


26 00 


Bequests . . . . 


20,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


5,283 65 


Income from investments . 


15,596 39 


State appropriation 


30,000 00 


Medicines, optical supplies, 




etc 


■ 23,648 06 


Investments matured . 


10,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


7,260 09 




»130,951 43 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $28,715 99 

Provisions and supplies . 19,637 81 

Repairs and improvements . 4,684 34 

Heat, light, and power . 10,546 77 

Medicines, instruments, etc. 23,577 38 

Miscellaneous . . . 5,366 95 

Cash on hand . . . 38,422 19 



3130,951 43 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$500,000 ; value of investments, $325,000. 

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, 89 State St., Boston. (Incorporated 1794.) 
Report for year ending November 13, 1904. 

James G. Freeman, President; Henry H. Sprague, Secretary; 
Charles B. Cumings, Treasurer. 

Relief of suffering by fire, and other charitable purposes. 

Number aided during year, 38, viz., 18 societies, 20 individuals. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Membership fees . 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



SI, 509 52 

40 00 

2,308 80 

35 38 

»3,893 70 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Donations 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S1250 00 

1,612 00 

180 17 

1,851 63 

»3,893 70 



Value of investments, $58,851.53. 



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Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, 50 Congress St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1736.) 

Report for year ending May 29, 1905. 

Alexander S. Wheeler, President; Rev. Edward Hale, Secretary ; 
Grenville H. Norcross, Treasurer. 

For the relief of widows and daughters of deceased Congregational 
clergymen of Massachusetts. 

Number aided during year, 38. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Investments paid off 
Miscellaneous 



$10,657 47 

13,996 84 

8,337 50 

1,490 24 



»34,482 05 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
To beneficiaries . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$14,725 00 

300 00 

9,504 24 

211 88 

9,740 93 

1134,482 05 



Value of investments, $351,164.50. 

The Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, 29 Temple 
Place, Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1905. 

Mrs. Gertrude E. Meggett, President and Treasurer; Mrs. Alice 
G. Whitcomb, Secretary. 

To incite its members to a performance of kind and helpful deeds, 
and thus to bring the sunshine of happiness into the greatest pos- 
sible number of hearts and homes. Clothing and miscellaneous 
articles given, cheerful letters sent, etc. 

Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Special cases 
Voluntary dues 
Miscellaneous 



5195 51 

33 25 

47 00 

61 56 

191 19 

$518 51 



Cr. 
Special cases 
Express and postage 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$32 43 

80 73 

240 00 

146 12 

19 23 



$518 61 



Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association, Boston. (Incorporated 

1884.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

James J. Minot, M.D., President; Miss Mary C. Clark, Secretary ; 
Robert G. Loring, M.D., Treasurer. 

(1) Management of school yard summer playgrounds; (2) man- 
agement of Charlesbank gymnasium ; (3) instruction in nursing to 
women ; (4) lectures to policemen and firemen on emergency treat- 
ment. 



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63 



Average daily attendance at nine playgrounds for two months, 
2,500 ; number of policemen and firemen instructed, 110. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 35, viz., 9 men, 26 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 


6810 55 
1,848 31 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


. 81,25100 
210 20 
220 96 
976 70 




32,658 86 


82,658 86 



Massachusetts General Hospital, Blossom St., Boston, and McLean Hospital, 
Belmont. (Incorporated 1811.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Charles H. Dalton, President ; Charles H. W. Foster, Secretary ; 
Franklin Haven, Treasurer ; Dr. Herbert B. Howard, Superintendent^ 
Boston ; Dr. Edward Cowles, Superintendent., Belmont. 

Relief of the sick and injured (except contagious and chronic 
cases) ; and at Belmont care of the insane, and convalescent home of 
the General Hospital. 

Number aided during year, 5,819, viz., 3,641 paying, 1,973 partly 
paying, 205 free. Number of beds, 489. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 631, viz., 243 men, 388 
women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S835 22 


Investments during year 


S51,795 43 


Subscriptions and donations 


54,333 00 


Salaries and wages 


155,658 16 


Bequests . . . . 


102,350 00 


Provisions and supplies 


333,361 27 


On account of persons aided . 


314,642 08 


Repairs and improvements 


8,705 39 


Income from investments . 


148,430 93 


Interest 


21,458 95 


Bonds matured 


5,600 00 


Insurance 


. 4,455 88 


Profits of life insurance com- 




Annuitants . 


1,722 05 


pany . . . . . 


5,000 00 


Laboratory . 


4,733 58 


Mortgage notes paid 


1,450 00 


Zander apparatus 


. 3,002 71 


Miscellaneous 


1,889 90 


Surgical pathologist 


400 00 






Training school for nurses 


4,599 58 






Notes payable 


5,000 00 






Miscellaneous 


. 6,082 97 






Cash on hand 


. 33,555 08 




$634,531 13 


$634,531 13 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,321,112.29 ; value of investments, S3, 005,889. 49. 



Massachusetts Health Company, 143 High St., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
A. P. Bicknell, President; G. Raymond Tuttle, Secretary ; George 
H. Tuttle, M.D., Treasurer, 

To provide medical and surgical service and medicine, on weekly 
payments of ten cents. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 760, viz., 564 paying, 39 partly pay- 
ing, 157 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . ^9 40 

Subscriptions and donations 75 00 

On account of persons aided 2,694 60 



^2,779 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent, .... 
Child-births . 
Cash on hand 



$2,310 00 
164 20 

60 00 
220 00 

24 80 

$2,779 00 



Massachusetts Home for Intemperate "Women, corner Binney and Smyrna Sts., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Rev. James Reed, President; Mrs. Sarah J. Boyden, Secretary ; 
Mrs. TT. W. Potter, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary R. Charpiot, Superin- 
tendent and Matron. 

The care and reformation of intemperate women, without restric- 
tion of age, color, creed, residence, or character. 

Number aided during year, 276, viz., 9 paying, 267 free. Number 
of beds, 92. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 2 men, 5 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$168 05 


Salaries and wages 


$3,452 48 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,733 50 


Provisions and supplies 


3,840 31 


On account of persons aided 


280 27 


Repairs and improvements 


373 49 


Income from investments . 


420 00 


Coal and gas 


4,363 04 


Laundry .... 


12,815 71 


Dry goods 


356 18 


Sewing 


237 37 


Hay and grain 


509 68 


Miscellaneous 


2 40 


Laundry supplies . 


493 59 






House expenses . 


1,279 86 






Interest and insurance . 


490 00 






Printing and telephone 


237 85 






Miscellaneous 


055 38 






Cash on hand 


305 44 




$16,657 30 


$16,657 30 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$42,100 ; value of investments, $10,000. 



Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, East Concord St. , Boston. (Incorporated 

1855.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Charles R. Codman, President ; E. T. Colburn, Secretary ; Charles 
H. Watson, Treasurer ; William O. Mann, M.D., Superintendent. 

For the acute sick, without regard to residence, except cases of 
•contagious disease and insanity. 



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65 



Number aided during year, 3,720, viz., 510 paying, 1,390 partly 

ying, 1,820 free. Number of beds, 234. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 180, viz., 35 men, 145 



women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From Sunny Bank Home 
Miscellaneous 



^10,935 78 


417 10 


27,286 67 


73,624 55 


56,736 55 


2,205) 29 


431 00 


$171,640 94 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$17,515 99 


Salaries and wages 


45,922 74 


Provisions and supplies 


85,691 48 


Repairs and improvements 


9,603 53 


Annuities, etc. 


228 00 


On account of Sunny Bank 




Home . . . . 


5,989 31 


Miscellaneous 


3,628 84 


Cash on hand 


3,061 05 




$171,640 94 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
8387,851.11 ; value of investments, 81,164,624.83. 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, 106 Chestnut Ave., Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 

1867.) • 

Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 

Charles P. Putnam, President; Mrs. Elliott P. Joslin, Secretary; 
George E. Cabot, Treasurer; Miss Alice A. Dillon, Matron. 

To provide for destitute children under two years of age. 

Number aided during year, 225, viz., 56 paying, 98 partly paying, 
71 free. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 1 man, 17 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Proceeds from concert . 
Bonds matured 
Sale of stock 
Miscellaneous 





Cr. 




$1,437 76 


Investments during year 


$3,386 25 


1,844 00 


Salaries and wages 


5.704 16 


5,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,379 97 


5,391 77 


Repairs and improvements 


1,277 90 


6,992 45 


Drugs and medicines . 


359 68 


739 97 


Board of children 


7,863 49 


2,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


836 40 


2,192 75 


Cash on hand 


1,867 94 


77 09 






$25,675 79 


$25,675 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,832.76 ; value of investments, 8133,950.96. 



Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending October 17, 1904. 
David W. Cheever, M.D., President; William H. Prescott, M.D., 
Secretary ; William L. Richardson, M.D., Treasurer. 

Pecuniary assistance to members of the medical profession, their 
widows and children. 

Number aided during year, 15. 



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Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,020 94 

Subscriptions and donations 366 00 

Bequests .... 1,550 00 

Income from investments . 2,467 32 



$6,404 26 

Value of investments, $57,400. 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Annuities and charity 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$3,205 05 

1,706 00 

54 60 

1,438 61 


$6,404 26 



Massachusetts Prison Association, 



56 Pemberton Sq., 
1889.) 



Boston. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

J. G. Thorp, President; Warren F. Spalding, Secretary; Henry 
S. Blake, Treasurer. 

To enlighten public opinion concerning the prevention and treat- 
ment of crime, secure the improvement of penal legislation, protect 
society from habitual criminals, befriend the innocent and ignorant 
under accusation, promote the welfare of those placed on probation 
by the courts and also of the families of prisoners, assist prisoners in 
the work of self -reform, aid released prisoners in living honorably. 

Number aided during year, 230. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Returned by beneficiaries . 
Interest on deposits 
Miscellaneous 


$761 26 

2,351 55 

103 90 

8 33 

10 00 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Relief of beneficiaries . 
Rent .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


. $2,000 00 
642 18 
225 00 
150 40 
217 46 




$3,235 04 


$3,235 04 



Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, 24 State House, Boston. 

(Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Rev. James DeNormaudie, D.D., President; Charles Liffler, Sec- 
retary; William I. Bowditch, Treasurer; George E. Cornwall, Agent. 

To advise discharged prisoners, furnish them with aid in the na- 
ture of board, clothing, tools and transportation, and assist them to 
procure employment. 

Number aided during year, 434. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Matured investments and 
sale of rights 



$1,026 26 

860 47 

1,687 12 

2,566 30 

$6,140 15 



Cr. 



Investments during 
Salaries and wages 
Aiding prisoners . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


year 


$4,000 00 

800 00 

600 27 

4 42 

735 46 




$6,140 16 



Value of investments, $32,673.31. 



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67 



Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 19 Milk St., 
Boston, (Incorporated 1868.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Geo. T. Augell, President; Joseph L. Stevens, Secretary; Hon. 
Henry B. Hill, Treasurer. 

To prevent cruelty to animals, and prosecute when not able to 
prevent. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 18 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


. :$8,177 09 


Investments during year 


$85,935 50 


Subscriptions and donations 6,692 96 


Salaries and wages 


25,272 54 


Bequests 


. 109,598 53 


Watering troughs 


2,440 00 


Income from investments 


. 14,987 65 


Rent 


1,680 00 


Sale of publications 


6,598 33 


Publications 


8,620 28 


Fines and witness fees . 


2,060 97 


Postage, stationery, tele- 








phone, etc. 


3,636 11 






Travelling expenses, ambu- 








lance service, feeding ani- 








mals, etc 


6,937 46 






Miscellaneous 


666 37 






Cash on hand 


12,927 27 




$148,115 53 


$148,115 53 



Value of investments, $334,641.80. 



Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, office and 
temporary home at 43 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Grafton D. Gushing, President; Charles K. Morton, Central Agent 
and Secretary; Charles F. Atkinson, Treasurer ; Miss Eurj^dice M. 
Wilson, Matron. 

To prevent all forms of ill-usage of children in violation of law. 

Number of cases during j^ear, 5,208 ; number aided in temporary 
home, 129. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 7 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$850 84 

17,475 19 

5,697 03 

7,100 04 

222 00 


$31,345 10 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$6,274 79 


Salaries and wages 


12,799 81 


Provisions and supplies 


865 84 


Repairs and improvements . 


36 17 


Rent 


1,283 33 


Interest on mortgage . 


560 00 


Office, printing, and general 




expenses . . . . 


4,857 52 


Cash on hand 


4,567 64 




$31,345 10 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$56,803.56 (mortgage, $25,000) ; value of investments, $147,247.84. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



The Memorial Trust, 178 Devonshire St., Boston. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rufus B. Tobey, President; Charles G. Farwell, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To assist worthy persons to positions of self-support by the careful 
and conscientious study of conditions, and the application of proper 
forces ; to minister by sympathetic advice and suggestion ; and 
where possible to afford relief in the wisest manner. 

Number aided during year, 870, viz., 22 partly paying, 848 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
In trust for beneficiaries 



$2,437 04 
6,696 09 
7,084 23 



$16,217 36 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Board of pensioners, wards, 

etc 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,800 00 
737 00 

7,524 92 

415 15 

5,740 29 

$16,217 36 



The Merrimac Street Mission, 134 Merrimac St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Dr. John F. Cowan, President; Miss H. L. Feckett, Secretary ; L. 
F. Eaton, Treasurer ; Robert N. Wilkins, Superiyitendent. 

Ministering to the spiritual and temporal needs of unfortunate 
men, women, and children, by maintaining reading, recreation, lunch 
and lodging-rooms, etc. 

First year not completed. 



The Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, 89 Shawmut Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Rev. E. J. Helm, President; F. C. Moore, Secretary ; Miss Edna 
C. Brown, Treasurer. 

Educating and relieving the poor, improving their homes and home 
conditions, and giving them religious instruction. 

First year not completed. 



The Mt. Pleasant Home, 3 Northern Ave., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 
Albert Metcalf, President; Arthur Sibley, Secretary ; George AY. 
Curtis, Treasurer ; Katherine McLay, Matron. 

Care of worthy, indigent persons, at least sixty-five years of age, 
without regard to sex, nationality, creed, or residence. 



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69 



Number aided during year, 34, viz., 27 paying, 5 partly paying, 2 
free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 2 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Notes payable 
Miscellaneous 



S207 12 
2,997 35 
4,764 28 

160 81 
1,100 00 

139 95 



i$9,369 51 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$3,010 39 


Provisions and supplies 


2,595 73 


Repairs and improvements 


586 50 


Interest 


162 00 


Notes payable 


1,100 00 


Paid on mortgage of Home 


1,000 00 


House furnishings 


137 79 


Miscellaneous 


23 00 


Cash on hand 


754 10 



89,369 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
315,000 ; value of property held for investment, $5,000. 

Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Massachusetts, 17 Staniford St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Leo AV. Pickert, President; Philip Rubenstein, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Frances L. Cohen, Matron. 

For the purpose of affording medical and surgical aid and nursing 
to sick or disabled persons of any creed or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 6,819, viz., 5,630 paying, 1,189 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Br. 




Cr. 






Cash on hand 


Sll 96 


Salaries and wages 




31,223 37 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,058 78 


Drugs and instruments 




402 75 


On account of persons aided 


1,277 85 


Rent .... 
Bills payable 




502 16 
350 00 






Coal, telephone, postage, 


etc 


798 33 






Cash on hand 




71 98 




83,348 59 


33,.348 59 



Musicians' Aid Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending September 1, 11K>4. 

Robert S. Gorham, President; Walter S. Whitney, Clerk; J. Tudor 
Gardiner, Treasurer. 

Assistance of indigent musicians, and of the indigent families, 
widows, and orphans of musicians. 

Number aided during year, none. 



Dr. 
Net receipts from concerts 
Balance forwarded 



875 GO 
447 32 



8522 32 



Cr. 



Debit balance 



S522 32 



8522 32 



70 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Needlewoman's Friend Society, 149 A Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1851.) 

Report for year ending April 14, 1905. 

Mrs. William M. Conant, President; Mrs. George W. Wheelwright, 
Secretary ; Benjamin C. Clark, Treasurer ; Miss Honniker, Superin- 
tendent. 

For the purpose of giving sewing, with adequate compensation, to 
indigent women. 

Number aided during year, about 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Sale of investments, etc. 
Miscellaneous 



§4,070 34 


150 00 


1,628 24 


2,408 33 


15,303 93 


31 40 


$23,592 24 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Rent .... 
Repairs and improvements 
To eighty sewing women 
Materials 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$17,347 72 

1,060 00 

520 00 

25 60 

1,648 95 

400 00 

259 45 

2,330 52 

$23,592 24 



Value of investments, $46,231, 



New England Baptist Hospital, 



Parker Hill Ave. 
1893.) 



Boxbury. (Incorporated 



E. H. Haskell, President; J. L. Harbour, Clerk; William G. Bur- 
beck, Treasurer; Miss Emma A. Anderson, Snperintendent. 
Hospital and dispensary. 
No report. 

The New England Convalescent Rest Home, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Elisha T. Harvell, President; W. Irving Blanchard, M.D., Clerk; 
John L. Bates, Treasurer. 

Providing a home in the country for convalescent persons. 
Not yet opened. 



New England Deaconess Association, 691 and 693 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 
and 175 Bellevue St., Longwood. (Incorporated 1889, 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rev. W. T. Perrin, Ph.D., President; Mrs. T. C. Watkins, Secre- 
tary; Henry D. Degen, Treasurer ; Miss Adeliza A. Belts, Superin- 
tendent. 

Surgical and medical treatment, without regard to age, sex, color, 
nationality, creed, or residence. 



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71 



Number aided during year, 196, viz., 119 paying, 26 partly pay- 
ing, 51 free. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 


Cr, 




Cash on hand . . . $5,1^0 66 


Salaries and wages 


^3,031 52 


Subscriptions and donations 10,651 69 


Provisions and supplies 


6,868 45 


Bequests .... 1,500 00 


Repairs and improvements 


5,019 05 


On account of persons aided 6,645 57 


Fresh air work 


1,362 23 


Income from investments . 532 86 


Medicines and relief . 


1,939 72 




Interest and insurance . 


290 15 




Miscellaneous 


2,962 41 




Cash on hand 


3,047 25 


324,520 78 


$24,520 78 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$42,600; value of investments, $10,680. 



Nev/ England Eye and Ear Hospital, corner Charles and Pinckney Sts., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1904. 

Benjamin F. Stacey, President; Miss M. T. Vialle, Secretary; 
Dr. Charles F. Stacey, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Treatment of poor and needy of New England, without regard to 
age, sex, color, nationality, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 2,288, viz., 60 partly paying, 2,228 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $105 50 

On account of persons aided 50 00 

Sale of medicines . . 2,095 25 



Deficit . 



469 68 



$2,720 43 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent . . . . 
Deficit . . . . 
Miscellaneous 



$550 00 

925 30 

900 00 

322 63 

22 50 

$2,720 43 



New England Helping Hand Society, 124 Pembroke St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1905. 

Anna Dorr Bryant, Acting President; Mary Karker Johnson, Sec- 
retary ; S. D. Whittemore, Treasurer; Clara Vj. Homes, Superin- 
tendent. 

To provide homes for working girls, and otherwise extend a help- 
ing hand to them. 

Number aided during year, 60, viz., 57 partly paying, 3 free. 
Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



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Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$7 17 


Subscriptions and donations 


459 75 


Membership fees . 


160 00 


On account of persons aided 


2,096 36 


Fairs and entertainments . 


327 01 


Miscellaneous 


25 00 



$3,075 29 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


S960 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,359 62 


Repairs and improvements 


520 72 


Miscellaneous 


192 86 


Cash on hand 


42 09 



P,075 29 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,000; value of other property, $1,500, viz., real estate, $500; 
household goods, $1,000. 



The New England Home for Deaf Mutes (Aged, Blind, or Infirm) , 273 Cambridge 
St., AUston. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1904. 

Rev. D. Delaney Addison, President; Rev. S. Stanley Searing, 
Secretary; Dr. Heber Bishop, Treastcrer ; Mrs. Frances Ryan, 
Matron. 

The care, support, and maintenance of aged, blind, and infirm 
deaf mutes. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 



$834 97 
1,488 97 



$2,323 94 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$445 00 


Provisions and supplies 


895 47 


Repairs and improvements . 


252 19 


Stationery, printing, and 




postage .... 


218 85 


Rent 


280 00 


Miscellaneous 


41 94 


Cash on hand 


190 49 



$2,323 94 



Value of household effects, $500. 



New England Home for Little Wandei-ers, 202 "West Newton St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

E. M. McPherson, President; Arthur S. Johnson, Secretary ; Wil- 
liam G. Brooks, Treasurer; Rev. V. A. Cooper, D.D., Superin- 
tendent. 

To rescue children between two and twelve years of age from want 
and shame, feed, clothe, and instruct them, and place them in good 
homes. 

Number aided during year, 400. Number of beds, 136. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 32, viz., 7 men, 25 women. 



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73 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Sales of stocks, bonds, etc. . 



$540 33 
18,883 87 
13,980 66 
20,185 50 

7,775 00 



$61,365 36 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$26,300 90 


Salaries and wages 


15,637 .32 


Provisions and supplies 


14,200 04 


Repairs and improvements 


632 17 


Miscellaneous 


2,778 68 


Cash on hand 


1,816 25 




$61,365 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$145,900 ; value of investments, $354,911.74. 

New England Hospital for Women and Children, Dimock St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1904. 

Miss Helen F. Kimball, President; Mrs. Emma E. Butler, Secre- 
tary; George A. Goddard, Treasurer; Dr. Stella M. Taylor, Super- 
intendent and Resident Physicia.n. 

To provide for women the aid of competent physicians of their 
own sex ; to assist educated women in the practical study of medi- 
cine ; to train nurses for the care of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 1,009, viz., 442 paying, 213 partly 
paying, 354 free. Number of beds, 183. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 50, viz., 6 men, 44 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$3,201 12 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,419 28 


Bequests . . . . 


5,105 83 


On account of persons aided 


17,904 69 


Income from investments . 


27,945 70 


Borrowed money . 


24,600 00 


Sale of securities, etc. . 


16,947 50 


Dispensary receipts 


5,643 43 


Miscellaneous 


2,842 87 




$106,610 42 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$38,574 35 


Salaries and wages 


16,202 57 


Provisions and supplies 


28,906 24 


Repairs and improvements 


5,111 99 


Inconae expense . 


4,752 65 


Dispensary expenses . 


7,468 49 


Miscellaneous 


483 44 


Cash on hand 


5,110 69 




$106,610 42 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$346,200 ; value of investments, $537,740.94. 



New England Moral Reform Society (Talitha Cumi Home), 204-206 West 
Brookline St., Boston. (Incorporated 1846.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Dr. Caroline E. Hastings, President; Dr. Julia Morton Plummer, 
Secretary ; Miss C. M. Otis, Treasurer ; Mrs. Harriot T. Todd, Super- 
intendent. 

Maternity home for unmarried girls. 

Number aided during year, 70, viz., 36 paying, 14 partly paying, 
20 free. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



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Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,266 63 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,865 63 


Bequests .... 


500 00 


On account of persons aided 


1,630 24 


Income from investments . 


189 74 


Drawn from bank 


500 00 


Income from industry . 


1,286 10 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Medical services . 
Hospital supplies 
Material for industry . 
Stationery, postage, etc. 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$9,238 34 



$62 00 

3,108 28 

2,387 35 

1,258 99 

620 00 

59 43 

127 79 

247 83 

105 66 

1,261 01 

$9,238 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$29,500 ; value of investments, S5,780. 



New England Skin and Cancer Hospital and Dispensary, Boston. 

1895.) 

Charles O. Loomis, M.D., Treasurer. 

Medical and surgical treatment of the poor and needy. 

Not yet opened. No funds. 



(Incorporated 



New England Training School for Nurses, 365 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1899.) 

William J. Johnstone, President; A. J. Willson, M.D., Secretary ; 
P. E. Deeban, M.D., Treasurer. 
Training of nurses. 
No report. 

Nickerson Home for Children, 14 Tyler St., Boston. (Incorporated 1850.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. S. E. Dawes, President; Mrs. G. M. Dawson, Secretary; 
Mrs. M. M. Holway, Treasurer; Mrs. Lola Holway, Superintendent. 

Temporary home for poor children between the ages of three and 
twelve, generally orphans or half-orphans. 

Number aided during year, 80, viz., 34 paying, 16 partly paying, 
30 free. Number of beds, 38. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Fair .... 
Miscellaneous 



!560 00 

1,650 25 

1,267 21 

105 00 

741 19 

29 00 

^3,852 65 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$779 00 

2,262 69 

487 78 

226 01 

97 17 


S;3,852 65 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
SlO,000; value of other property, $747.65, viz., buildiug fund, 
8372.65 ; Van Horn legacy, $375. 



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iD 



North Bennet Street Industrial School, 39 North Bennet St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1885.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw, President; Mrs. James J. Storrow, Sec- 
retary; Russell G. Fessenclen, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary A. Tilton, 
Superintendent. 

Social and educational purposes, iucluding classes iu manual train- 
ing, reading rooms, kindergarten, day nursery, etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,602. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 6 men, 28 women. 



Br. 




Cr. 


Cash on hand 


S550 81 


Investments during year 


Subscriptions and donations 


20.414 51 


Salaries and wages 


Income from investments . 


478 74 


Supplies 


Day nursery .... 


172 82 


Repairs and improvements 


Sale of articles made . 


135 86 


Insurance 
Interest on notes . 
Cash on hand 




$21,752 74 





Sl,933 00 


13,846 13 


. 3,378 26 


455 07 


50 00 


750 00 


1,340 28 


321,752 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$47,300; value of other property, 815,449.25, viz., investments, 
813,949.25; furniture and fittings. Si, 500. 



North End Diet Kitchen, 8 Staniford PI., Boston. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. D wight Foster, President; Miss Mary D. Peabody, Secretary ; 
Alfred D. Foster, Treasurer ; Miss Helen Paine, Assistant Treasurer ; 
Mrs. Eloise J. Spencer, Superintendent. 

To provide, free of expense, such diet and food for sick persons as 
may be directed by the physicians of the dispensaries of Boston. 

Number aided during year, 33,263 diets, viz., 6,872 partly paying, 
26,391 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $182 62 

Subscriptions and donations 2,017 00 

Diets sold .... 343 61 
Income from investments 

and deposits . . . 415 90 

Bonds matured ... 500 00 

Drawn from bank . . 100 00 

Miscellaneous ... 1 17 

83,560 30 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


!5450 63 


Salaries and wages 


356 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,6:54 65 


Printing and postage . 


22 35 


Miscellaneous 


6 99 


Cash on hand 


89 68 


«3,560 30 



Value of investments, 88,554.08. 



76 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



North End Ladies' Aid Association, 6 Cooper St., Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. Sarah Sodekson, President; Marks Quint, Secretary; Mrs. 
Sarah Waldsteiu, Treasurer; S. Malinsky, Collector. 

To loan money in small sums, without interest, to poor Hebrews of 
Boston. 

Number aided during year, 280. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 

Cr. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $303 61 

Subscriptions and donations 650 60 

Loans outstanding . . 3,098 55 



Salaries and wages 
Loans outstanding 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$196 16 

3,156 50 

215 26 

484 84 


$4,052 76 



$4,052 76 

Value of property, one safe, $118. 



Olette Relief Association, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Abraham Laskovitz, President; Myer Falk, Secretary; Morris 
Laskovitz, Treasurer. 

Helping those who are in need and distress, and establishing a 
place for meetings. 

No report. 

Oliver Ditson Society for the Relief of Needy Musicians, Boston. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

B. J. Lang, President; Charles F. Smitli, Secretary ; Charles H. 

Ditson, Treasurer. 

Relief of sick, disabled, and needy musicians. 

Number aided during year, 20. 



Br. 
Cash on hand . . . $1,294 46 
Income from investments . 1,457 69 



Cr. 
Beneficiaries . . . $993 97 

Cash on hand . . . 1,758 18 



$2,752 15 



$2,752 15 

Value of investments, 831,000. 



Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Alexander Cochrane, President; Lawrence H. H. Johnson, Secre- 
tary; Edmund D. Codman, Treasurer. 

Hospital for sick poor in the county of Suffolk. 

Value of investments and cash on hand, $4,865,483.39. 

Not yet in operation. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



i i 



Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending March .31, 1905. 

C. Edwin Miles, M.D., President; Alonzo R. Weed, Secretary; 
Arthur PL DeDnis, Treasurer. 

To aid and relieve the sick, infirm, and aged members of the New 
England Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
the needy and distressed widows and orphans of deceased members 
of said Conference. 

Number aided during year, 50. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Liquidation, Atlas Bank 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



§4,721 46 
8,527 29 
5,885 12 
1,116 35 i 
1,785 00 ! 
13 79 I 

$22,049 01 I 



Investments during year 


S17,000 00 


Beneficiaries 


4,052 23 


Premium and interest on in 




vestments . 


424 77 


Miscellaneous 


35 13 


Cash on hand 


536 88 




$22,049 01 



Value of investments, $33,249. 

The Red Cross Bureau, Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Torrey E. Wardner, President; Charles M. Beardslee, Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy poor and unemployed of Boston and vicinity 
by furnishing them with financial assistance, or providing them with 
provisions, fuel, clothing and other necessaries, and by otherwise 
assisting and advising them. 

No report. 



The Refuge in the City of Boston, 32 Rutland St., Boston. (Incorporated 1823.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 

Winthrop S. Scudder, President; James B. Hawkins, Secretary ; 
Lewis Kennedy Morse, Treasurer ; Miss A. J. Anderson, Superin- 
tendent. 

To afford relief, assistance, and protection to penitent females. 

Number aided during year, 32. Number of beds, 20. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $1,083 84 
Income from investments . 3,176 00 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



S2,491 67 

441 34 

1,326 83 

S4,259 84 



04,259 84 
(Salaries and certain other expenses paid by Bethesda Society.) 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$20,000 ; value of investments, about 632,000. 



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STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

John Shepard, President; Samuel A. Merrill, Secretary; Charles 
J. Lincoln, Treasurer. 

For the care and medical and surgical treatment of citizens of 
Boston incapable of obtaining a comfortable livelihood by reason of 
chronic or incurable disease. 

Not yet in operation. 

The Robert Treat Paine Association, 6 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; John H. Storer, Clerk; Robert T. 
Paine, Jr., Treasurer; Edmund Billings, Superinteyident of People's 
Institute. 

" To found a Christian charity, to promote the spiritual, moral, 
and physical welfare of the working classes by caring for persons 
in distress, by cultivating kindlier relations between rich and poor, 
by building or maintaining workingmen's institutes, working girls' 
clubs, temperance restaurants, homes for the aged, reading rooms, 
libraries, schools for manual training, or model homes for the peo- 
ple, by fostering church services, schools, charities or missions, or 
by whatever other means may contribute to the well-being of the 
working classes." 

Number aided during year, 867, viz., 757 partly paying, 110 free. 
Number of beds, 37. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26, viz., 9 men, 17 women. 



Dr. 
On account of persons aided 
Interest and rents from real 
estate .... 

Overdrawn balance 



!5650 00 

5,618 47 
2,167 60 



^8,436 07 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Repairs and improvements . 
Running expenses of Peo- 
ple's Institute . 

Taxes 

Charity gifts 
Cash overdrawn . 



$2,917 61 
1,293 37 

1,559 02 
796 48 

1,392 00 
477 59 

$8,436 07 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$53,400; value of other property, $49,128.68, viz., investments, 
$48,800; uninvested principal, $328.68. 



Roxbury Charitable Society, 116 Roxbury St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1799.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Fred. O. White, President; William Dudley Cotton, Jr., Secre- 
tary; Edward B. Reynolds, Treasurer ; Fred M. Briggs, Agent. 

To assist the worthy poor within the limits of Old Roxbury. 



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79 



Number of families aided during year, 557. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


SIO 35 


Investments during year 


S134 06 


Subscriptions and donations 


iK)3 00 


Salaries and wages 


2,100 00 


Income from investments . 


5,499 89 


Wood and coal 


5,185 49 


Wood sales at wood yard 


5,618 55 ' 


Beneficiaries and dispensary 


5,658 41 


Sale of bonds 


2,055 00 


Miscellaneous 


527 83 






Cash on hand 


481 00 




$14,086 79 


$14,086 79 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,775.63 ; value of investments, $66,767.02 ; in trust, from which 
Society has the income, $97,959.91. 



Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, 140 Highland St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1881.) 
Report for year ending November 1, 1904. 
Miss Mary S. Parker, President ; Miss Helen S. Rogers, Secretary ; 
Gorham Rogers, Treasurer. 

To aid poor women with material for sewing. 
Number aided during year, 39, viz., 2 paying, 37 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
On account of mortgage 



Cr. 



S15 50 

393 25 

1,500 00 



81.908 75 



Salaries and wages 
To beneficiaries . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$393 75 

10 00 

6 00 

1,500 00 

$1,908 75 



Value of investments, $8,687.26. 



Roxbury Home for Children and Aged "Women, 5 Burton Ave., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Edward B. Reynolds, President ; Mrs. Charles H. Plimpton, Sec- 
retary ; Joseph Gr. Shed, Treasurer ; Miss Julia G. Perkins, Super- 
intendent. 

Home for aged women, and outside aid to widows and indigent 
children. Admission fee to Home, $300. 

Number aided during year, 40. Number of beds, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



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J)r. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$35 88 


Investments during year 


s'^2,036 25 


Subscriptions and donations 


191 19 


Salaries and wages 


2,460 31 


Bequests .... 


3,384 99 


Provisions and supplies 


2,770 43 


Admission fees . 


950 00 


Repairs and improvements 


2,434 29 


Income from investments . 


6,831 87 


Board .... 


459 61 






Children's aid . 


196 00 






Cash on hand 


1,037 04 




^11,393 93 


$11,393 93 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $140,703.53. 

Roxbury Homoeopathic Dispensary, 1224 Tremont St., Koxbury. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

William G. Cousens, President; William W. Davis, Secretary; 
William S. Rumrill, Treasurer ; Dr. W. H. H. Gary, Superintendent. 

Free medical treatment and diets for the needy poor. Charge of 
ten cents for medicines for such as are able to pay. 

Number aided during year, 3,188, viz., 2,500 partly paying, 688 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

and rents .... 



ai,681 07 



Cr. 



$14 90 


Salaries and wages 


»504 00 


200 00 


Medicines and supplies 


302 62 


297 55 


Repairs and improvements 


317 85 




Interest and taxes 


548 35 


1,168 62 


Cash on hand 


8 25 



$1,681 07 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,200; value of investments, $9,400. 

Koxbury House Association, 1 Dayton Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending April 12, 1905. 
Rev. James DeNormandie, President; John Page Cotton, Secre- 
tary; Anselm L. Bacon, Treasurer; Sarah Perry Browning, Head 
Resident. 

A college settlement house. 

Number aided during year not given. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Rent of school-room, etc. 
Entertainments and sales 
From residents 



1^32 50 
573 00 
600 00 
782 44 
324 25 



$2,312 19 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$1,145 00 


Provisions and supplies 


336 69 


House rent . 


480 00 


Lighting and heating . 


182 95 


Summer kindergarten . 


22 82 


Miscellaneous 


90 06 


Cash on hand 


54 67 



$2,312 19 



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81 



Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Roxbury. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Mrs. William Shapiro, President; Mrs. Maurice F. Cohen, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. I. Seamon, Treasurer. 

To give relief to needy and destitute Hebrew families of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 186. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Dues and donations 
Entertainments . 


$182 00 
714 78 
222 00 


Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 
Rent, printing, and postage . 
Cash on hand 


15697 09 
116 00 
305 69 



SI, 118 78 



Sl,118 78 



The Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, 147 Ruggles St., Boston, (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 
Report for year ending June 30, 1905. 

Pauline Agassiz Shaw, President; Frederick J. Pingree, Treas^ 
urer; Miss Caroline L. Auld, Matron. 

Providing for the care and training of children from eighteen 
months to six years of age, when the mother is obliged to support 
the family, and at times of special need ; to give instruction in in- 
dustrial work to older children and their parents ; to carry on classes 
for the social and civic welfare of the neighborhood. 

Number aided during year, 650. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11 women. 



Dr. 
From Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw $5,823 42 



Cr. 



$5,823 42 



Salaries and wages 


$3,138 22 


Provisions and supplies 


1,369 95 


Repairs and improvements 


392 55 


Fuel and lights . 


418 17 


Rent of outside rooms . 


180 00 


Miscellaneous 


324 53 



$5,823 42 



Value of property owned by Mrs. Shaw and occupied for corpo- 
rate purposes, $7,800. 



St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, 61 "West Brookline St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1872.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Right Rev. Mgr. William Byrne, V.G., President; Hon. Henry F. 
Naphen, Secretary ; Sister M. Rose, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Care of sick, poor, and aged women of Boston and vicinity, regard- 
less of creed or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 981, viz., 405 paying, 378 partly paying, 
198 free; also 12,575 out-patients. Number of beds, 154. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 41, viz., 5 men, 36 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . !542,880 20 
Subscriptions and donations 9,372 95 
Bequests .... 2,692 36 
On account of persons aided 19,995 22 
Interest on deposits . . 4,347 10 
Training school, special nurs- 
ing 2,101 47 

Medicines sold . . . 1,418 11 



I$82,807 41 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



$9,000 00 
6,044 96 

15,665 55 
1,124 27 

50,972 63 



$82,807 41 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,100 ; value of investments, $9,000. 



St. Joseph's Home, 41-45 East Brookline Street, Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Most Rev. John Joseph Williams, President and Treasurer; Rev. 
William P. McQuaid, Secretary; M. B. Franklin, Superintendent. 

To provide shelter, food, and work for deserving young women, 
residents or immigrants. 

Number aided during year, 1,240, viz., 532 paying, 279 partly pay- 
ing, 429 free. Number of beds, 70. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



S259 28 
1,148 37 
4,025 39 



$5,433 04 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Cash on hand 



S330 00 

3,137 81 

1,670 11 

295 12 

$5,433 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,000 ; value of furniture, $700. 



St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, 149 Roxbury St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1872.) 

Report for year ending October 18, 1904. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Francis C. Foster, 
Secretary; William H. Aspinwall, Treasurer; Mrs. P. R. Wills, 
Matron. 

Care of needy and destitute convalescent women. 

Cash on hand, $8,124.01. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,600 ; value of investments, $98,885.15. 

Report incomplete on account of defalcation of former treasurer. 



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83 



St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Everett Ave., Dorchester. 

(Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Rey.FeterRon&n, President; William H.Hardy, iSecre^ar^/; Edward 
Kelley, Jr., Treasurer; Sister Euphemia, Superintendent. 

The care, support, and education of foundlings and destitute children 
under three years of age, and the maintenance of a lying-in hospital. 

Number aided during year, 154 women, viz., 80 paying, 28 partly 
paying, 46 free; 577 children, viz., 6 paying, 95 partly paying, 476 
free. Number of beds, 190. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 58, viz., 2 men, 56 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$4,563 74 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,372 00 


Bequests .... 


4,571 27 


On account of persons aided 


4,843 58 


Interest on deposits 


35 92 


Festival .... 


3,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


211 63 




S19,598 14 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Lighting 
Interest 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



!$2,745 00 

12,272 24 

646 53 

698 70 

1,093 74 

1,057 47 

1,084 46 

1^19,598 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$125,000. 



St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, corner Camden St. and Shawmut Ave., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1834.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Thomas Dwight, President; John P. Leahy, Secretary; Hugh Carey, 
Treasurer; Sister Mary Ann, Superintendent. 

Care and education of orphan girls of the Catholic faith. 

Number aided during year, 255, viz., 70 paying, 56 partly paying, 
129 free. Number of beds, 250. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 



$17,332 96 

1,631 00 

3,379 40 

8,874 69 

558 09 

1^31,776 14 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on liand 



S744 00 
12,394 27 
18,637 87 



$31,776 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$112,700; value of furniture, paintings, etc., $9,500. 



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The Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Elizabeth Evans, President; William J. Dart, Treasurer. 

To benefit the poor by relieving their bodies from disease and suffer- 
ing, bringing their minds and hearts under the influences of education 
and the Christian religion, and assisting them to establish themselves 
in life. 

No report. 

Scots' Charitable Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1786.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Duncan D. Russell, -President; Peter F. Patterson, AS'ecreto?*^/; John 
I. Loudon, Treasurer. 

To furnish relief to Scotchmen and their immediate descendants, 
and to give them information and advice. 
Number aided during year, 643. 



Dr, 
Cash on hand 

Income from investments . 
Initiations and annual dues 
Life membership . 



Cr. 



$2,259 91 



$890 84 


Repairs and improvements 


$327 00 


1,081 07 


Permanent fund . 


120 00 


168 00 


Taxes . 


87 66 


120 00 


Charity disbursements . 


1,250 00 




Miscellaneous 


261 53 




Cash on hand 


213 72 



$2,259 91 



Value of property, $29,497.41, viz , investments, $24,997.41 ; burial 
lots, $4,500. 



Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children; Ofl&ce, 12 Ashburton PI., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., President; Walter C. Smith, Treasurer and 
Clerk. 

Aid and protection of children of mariners in destitute circum- 
stances, under eighteen years of age. Asylum sold ; all outside aid. 

Number aided during year, 383. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 


. $34,326 51 
. 24,007 06 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Outside aid . 
Office expenses 
Outside aid expenses . 
Cash on hand 


. $36,341 25 

2,720 00 

. 10,689 68 

393 25 

106 03 

8,083 36 




$68,333 57 


$58,333 57 



Value of investments, $594,258.32. 



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85 



The Smorgon Aid Association, 7 Poplar St., Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Isaac Goldberg, President; Mark8 Angelevitz, Secretary; Sam 
Albert, Treasurer. 

To help the poor and distressed by aiding them financially, and 
trying to find employment for them. 
Number aided during year, 15. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Ball 



$2 10 
238 55 
164 79 



$405 44 



Cr. 

Relief given in cash 
Rent of meeting room , 
Postage and stationery 
Cash on hand 



$240 75 
35 50 
84 66 
44 53 

$405 44 



Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Room 48, Charity Building, 
Chardon St., and 27 Fayette St., Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Charles P. Putnam, M.D., President; Lilian Freeman Clarke, Secre- 
tary; Sarah H. Williamson, Treasurer. 
To aid destitute mothers and infants. 
Number aided during year, 373. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



$726 08 

2,455 50 

45 21 

185 18 



$3,411 97 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Board and clothing of women 

and children 
Advertising, printing, etc. . 

Rent 

Fares and travelling expenses 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



$1,240 00 
7 09 

866 85 
222 96 
250 38 
129 04 
96 60 
699 05 



$3,411 97 



Value of investments, $4,500. 



Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston. (Incorporated 1831.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 
Rev. Edward J. Young, D.D., President; Rev. Benjamin R. 
Bulkeley, Secretary; Grenville H. Norcross, Treasurer. 
To assist the Harvard Divinity School and students therein. 
Number aided during year, 38. 



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Dr. 



$9,877 00 

Value of investments, $93,434. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


. $2,966 64 


Investments during year 


$400 00 


Income from investments 


6,010 36 


, Taxes .... 


1,000 16 


Investments paid . 


400 00 


Beneficiaries 


2,848 00 






Harvard Divinity School 


1,331 47 






Miscellaneous 


11 19 






Cash on hand 


3,786 18 



$9,377 00 



The Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, 207 North St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 15, 1904. 

Domenica Emilia Geminiani, President; Rev. Salvatore Barbato, 

Secretary ; Paolina Enrichetta Andena, Treasurer. 

To assist Italian immigrants, especially the children and the poor. 

Number aided during year, 636, viz., 283 partly paying, 353 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . $5,500 00 


Salaries and wages 


$556 00 


On account of persons aided 286 05 


Provisions and supplies 


2,860 00 




Repairs and improvements . 


250 00 




Sewing school 


390 00 




Outings and entertainments 


268 00 




Fuel and light 


972 00 




Clothing .... 


150 00 




Cash on hand 


340 05 


$5,786 05 


$5,786 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,000. 



Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, 36 Charity Building, Boston 

(Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Thomas Dwight, M.D., President; Bernard C. Kelley, Secretary; 

Charles V. Dasey, Treasurer. 

Relief of the poor at their homes, etc. 

Number aided during year, 6,854. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Entertainments, etc. . 
Miscellaneous 



$63,253 37 

19.764 48 

1,078 42 

39 07 

9,268 80 

1,189 36 



$94,593 50 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,110 00 


Provisions and supplies 


22,076 91 


Clothing and shoes 


2,648 76 


Rent paid and board of chil- 




dren . . . . . 


5,918 91 


Interments . . . . 


440 05 


Stationery, printing, etc. 


1,102 33 


Cash to families . 


4,028 96 


Loaned 


6,887 37 


Miscellaneous 


1,258 87 


Cash on hand 


48,121 34 




$94,593 50 



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87 



South Boston Samaritan Society, South Boston. (Incorporated 1840.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Lucy A. Packard, President ; Mrs. E. B. Wheeler, Secretary ; 
Mrs. Annie B. Harrington, Treasurer. 

To render aid to poor of South Boston, regardless of age, sex, 
creed, etc. 

Number aided during year, 38 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 



$12 00 
65 68 

500 00 
41 34 



$619 02 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$500 00 


90 00 


50 


28 52 



$619 02 



Value of investments, $2,000. 



South End Day Nursery, 25 Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Mrs. Thomas Doliber, President; Mrs. Geo. H. Wright, Secretary ; 
Arthur Reed, Treasurer ; Mrs. Anna M. Chaffee, Matron. 

Care of children during the day, so that the mothers may go out to 
work. 

Number aided during year, 165. Number of beds, 27. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 

Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$443 67 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,217 90 


On account of persons aided 


1,054 75 


Income from investments . 


225 00 


Entertainments . 


505 50 


South End Day Nursery 




Auxiliary .... 


2,112 00 


Miscellaneous 


17 01 



$6,575 83 



Salaries and wages 


$1,859 26 


Provisions and supplies 


1,436 86 


Repairs and improvements . 


213 85 


Interest and payment on 




mortgage .... 


2,362 00 


Miscellaneous 


239 46 


Cash on hand 


464 40 



$6,575 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,000 (mortgaged for $7,000) ; value of investments, $4,817.65. 



South End Day Nursery Auxihary, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending May 15, 1905. 
Mrs. Stanley P. Clemens, President; Miss Florence W. Jaquith, 
Secretary ; Mrs. C. F. Conner, Treasurer. 

Charitable and benevolent objects, chiefly raising money to pay 
mortgages on the South End Day Nursery property. 



88 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Dues and donations 
Interest on deposits 
Fair .... 
Miscellaneous 


. 81,786 14 

147 00 

14 25 

. 1,982 32 

72 33 


Cr. 
Gave to Nursery . 
Paid on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


8459 98 

. 2,750 00 

84 12 

707 94 



84,002 04 



84,002 04 



South End Diet Kitchen, 21 Common St., Boston. (Incorporated 1882.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Peter C. Brooks, President; Miss Fanny Torrey Sturgis, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer ; Miss Roxana Stackpole, Assistant Treasurer; 
Mrs. A. C. Wilder, Matron. 
To provide food for sick poor. 
Number of diets given during year, 10,231. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Diets sold .... 
Income from investments 
and deposits 



8994 87 

1,393 78 

120 08 

566 11 



83,074 84 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



8300 00 

1,683 79 

68 12 

225 00 

89 33 

808 60 

83,074 84 



Value of investments, $14,352.11. 



South End Dispensary and Hospital, 2 A Milford St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

George N. Munsell, M.D., President; Miss M. B. Gififord, D.D.S., 
Secretary ; Benjamin D. Gifford, M.D., Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Dispensary and hospital for tlie treatment of medical and surgical 
cases. 

Number aided during year, 2,742, viz., 322 paying, 1,410 partly 
paying, 1,010 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



820 74 

1,715 76 

517 15 



82,253 65 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent, fuel, etc. 
Cash on hand 



81,480 00 

355 00 

417 00 

1 65 

82,253 65 



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89 



The South End House Association, 20 Union Park, 43 East Canton St., 640 Har- 
rison Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rev. George Hodges, D.D., President ; William I. Cole, Secretary ; 
James A. Lowell, Treasurer ; Robert A. Woods, Head of House. 

For the improvement of the conditions of life and labor in a tene- 
ment and lodging house district by providing opportunities for in- 
dustrial and domestic training and for healthful social intercourse. 
Cooperates with relief-giving agencies. 

Number aided during year, 1,000, viz., 500 partly paying, 500 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 4 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Board of officers and others . 

Loan 

Miscellaneous 



$103 31 


14,432 66 


54 85 ! 


655 00 


2,297 06 


1,000 00 


26 89 


18,569 77 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing and postage . 
Repayment of loans 
Interest on mortgages . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,000 00 


9,540 28 


2,779 09 


495 13 


723 91 


1,500 00 


1,243 62 


1,260 10 


27 64 


$18,569 77 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$69,000 ; value of investments, $15,000. 

South End Industrial School, 45 Bartlett St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Louise Howe, President; Jennie G. Moseley, Clerk; William H. 
Varney, Treasurer; Louise E. Markoe, Superintendent. 

Industrial training for the poor of the southern wards of Boston, 
also social work among the pupils. 
Number aided during year, 379. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 6 men, 15 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests 

Income from investments 
Investments paid . 
Receipts from printing 
Miscellaneous 



$2,596 00 
3,835 21 
4,500 00 
1,248 58 
3,701 25 
2,103 76 
77 86 

$18,062 66 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$8,201 25 
4,351 74 
1,199 50 
307 87 
1,184 45 
2,817 85 



$18,062 66 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,498.44 ; value of investments, $27,526.06. 



90 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Students Home Association, Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Mrs. W. R. Taylor, President; Mrs. I. E. Chase Myricks, Treasurer. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for students who are pursu- 
ing their studies in Boston or vicinity, with places therein for reading 
rooms, a library, and social meetings. 

No report. 

Suflfolk Dispensary, 4 Charter St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Albert C. Smith, President and Treasurer ; Silas S. Bradford, Sec- 
retary ; William C. Clarke, M.D., Superintendent, 

To afford free medical aid to the worthy poor of all creeds, classes, 
and races. Open night and day. 

Number aided during year, 19,262, viz., 7,146 partly paying, 12,116 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 3 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Entertainments . 
Deficit 



$37 54 
3,070 20 
1,731 71 
2,109 33 

389 69 

$7,338 47 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Supplies 
Rent . 
Miscellaneous 



$1,872 00 

4,667 42 

600 00 

199 05 



$7,338 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$8,000. 



The Sunnyside Day Nursery, 41 Blossom St., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, President; Miss F. C. Sturgis, Sec- 
retary ; Charles R. Sturgis, Treasurer ; Miss S. E. Hines, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of young children of working mothers. Fee, five cents a day. 

Number aided during year, 149. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments 
and deposits 



$1,418 26 

3,201 94 

402 53 

62 27 



$5,085 00 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$1,407 63 


Provisions and supplies 


1,004 24 


Repairs and improvements 


287 50 


Interest on mortgage . 


236 00 


Insurance 


30 00 


Part payment on mortgage 


500 00 


Miscellaneous 


74 27 


Cash on hand 


1,545 36 




$5,085 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
1,500; value of investments, $3,000. 



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91 



Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
William Conza, President; Mrs. Johanna Von Euw, Secretary ; 
Mrs. E. C. Fischer, Treasurer. 

Advice and assistance to Swiss citizens, etc. 
Number aided during year, 8. 



Dr. 



$2,565 57 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


. $2,334 57 


Aid given 


$157 00 


From members 


104 00 


Miscellaneous 


31 35 


From Swiss government 


48 00 


Cash on hand 


. 2,377 22 


Interest on deposits 


79 00 







$2,565 57 



Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, East Boston. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Barnet Levy, President; Abraham Alpert, Secretary; Samuel 
Wilensky, Treasurer. 

Maintaining a school for the instruction of Jewish children in the 
Hebrew language and Jewish history after the hours of the public 
schools. 

No report. 



Temporary Home for "Working "Women, 453 Shawmut Ave., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1878.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

Miss Ellen F. Mason, President; Mrs. Henry R. Dalton, Secre- 
tary ; Richard C. Storey, Treasurer ; Miss Edith E. Wood, Superin- 
tendent. 

Temporary home for women out of work. 

Number aided during year, 617, viz., 156 paying, 461 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 





Cr. 




$304 00 


Investments during year 


$4,155 32 


1,350 50 


Salaries and wages 


2,067 83 


5,800 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,455 16 


2,814 31 


Repairs and improvements . 


828 19 


1,749 91 


Laundry and sewing room 






expenses . . . . 


469 78 




Miscellaneous 


270 02 




Cash on hand 


1,772 42 


$12,018 72 


$12,018 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$15,000 ; value of investments, $39,072.37. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Thomas Morgan Rotch, Jr., Memorial Hospital for Infants, 37 Blossom St., Bos- 
ton. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Clarence John Blake, M.D., President; Robert W. Seymour, Sec- 
retary ; Nelson S. Bartlett, Treasurer ; Miss Mary A. Jones, Super- 
intendent of Nurses. 

Care of sick infants under two years of age. 

Number aided during year, 297, viz., 1 paying, 66 partly paying, 
230 free ; also 11,637 out-patients. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 1 man, 24 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of investments 
Dispensary, . 
Wages and fees for nursery 

maids 
Fair .... 
Miscellaneous 



$2,125 30 


4,035 00 


3,000 00 


286 25 


1,745 47 


2,925 50 


1,070 40 


193 09 


4,481 80 


527 55 


$20,390 36 



Cr. 




Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 


$4,500 00 

6,064 86 

6,218 97 

907 37 

172 19 

175 00 

5 76 

2,346 22 


Interest on mortgage . 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 




$20,390 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$26,200; value of investments, $49,823.50. 

The Tremont Dispensary, 1050 Columbus Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1895.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Spencer W. Richardson, President and Treasurer ; Rev. William R. 
Campbell, Secretary ; Dr. George W. Kaan, Sxiperintendent. 
To relieve worthy sick poor near Roxbury Crossing. 
Number aided during year not definitely stated. 



Dr. 



$4,355 09 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$164 91 


Investments during year 


. $2,878 75 


Subscriptions and donations 


647 50 


Supplies 


527 08 


Bequests .... 


3,000 00 


Rent and care of rooms 


919 93 


On account of persons aided . 


285 43 


Cash on hand 


29 33 


Income from investments . 


257 25 







$4,355 09 



Value of investments, $3,000. 



Trinity Dispensary, 38 Chambers St., Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
E. N. Fenno, President; W. Ropes Trask, Secretary and Treasurer. 
To give medical advice and treatment to women and girls out of 
working hours. Fee, ten cents. 



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93 



Number aided during year, 2,059. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 

Interest on deposits 



$1,671 89 

2,145 59 

31 85 



$3,849 33 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,122 00 


Provisions and supplies 


862 66 


Repairs and improvements 


143 81 


Miscellaneous 


97 04 


Cash on hand 


1.623 82 



$3,849 33 



Value of instruments, etc., $500. 



Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, 28 State St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1827.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Charles P. Bo wd itch. Secretary and Treasurer. 

Distribution of rewards to meritorious Harvard undergraduates, 

divinity students, and scholars of Cambridge schools. 

Number aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 


. $16,600 47 

. 3,108 74 

20 00 


Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Paid beneficiaries 
Cash on hand 


. $13,860 00 

200 00 

2,750 94 

2,918 27 




$19,729 21 




$19,729 21 



Value of investments, $59,869.74. 



Trustees of the Charlestown Poor's Fund, City Hall, Charlestown. (Incorpo- 
rated 1825.) 

Report for year ending April 8, 1905. 
Ira A. Worth, President; Benjamin F. Stacey, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 
Distribution of coal to worthy poor not aided by the city of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 263. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $68 84 

Income from investments 1,068 70 



$1,137 54 
Value of investments, $24,100. 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Coal 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$150 00 

965 10 

16 20 

16 24 

$1,137 54 



94 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Trustees of the East Boston Ladies Gmilas Chased Association, East Boston. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Solomon Goldberg, President; M. M. Lurie, Secretary; Annie 
Wolf son, Treasurer, 

Loaning money to poor families, without interest. 
No report. 



Trustees of John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and Support of 
Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, 17 Charity Build- 
ing, Boston. (Incorporated 1803.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 

William P. Fowler, President; Benjamin Pettee, Secretary ; Richard 
C. Humphreys, Treasurer. 

Aid of persons over fifty years of age who have seen better days, 
and support of orphans and deserted children under fourteen years 
of age ; settlement in Boston required. 

Number aided during year, 52, viz., 17 adults, 35 children. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 



$1,400 39 
8,397 10 



$9,797 49 



Cr. 
Board of children 
Payments to adults 
Cash on hand 



$5,388 80 

950 00 

3,458 69 

$9,797 49 



Value of investments, $184,350. 



The Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, 62-64 Tyler St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1892.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

Mrs. Thomas Mack, President; Miss Martha L. Richardson, Sec- 
retary ; L. Vernon Briggs, Treasurer ; Miss Jessie G. Foster, Matron. 

Care of young children of working mothers, without other condi- 
tions than that the children be healthy and of sound mind. Fee, five 
cents a day. 

Number aided during year, 130. Number of cribs, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 1 man, 10 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$182 04 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,650 94 


Bequests .... 


5,000 00 


Nursery fees 


628 10 


Interest on deposits 


48 72 


Guild sale and entertain- 




ments .... 


973 25 


Miscellaneous 


109 66 



$9,592 71 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,893 76 


Provisions and supplies 


1,476 04 


Repairs and improvements . 


217 39 


Mortgage paid 


4,000 00 


Interest on mortgages, notes 




and bonds .... 


618 41 


Fuel, light, and water . 


372 38 


Miscellaneous 


351 61 


Cash on hand 


663 12 



$9,592 71 



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95 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,100; value of furniture, etc., $1,600. 



Union Rescue Mission, 64A Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Frank F. Davidson, President; George C. Howes, Secretary; J. F. 
Lockwood, Treasurer; P. E. Call, Superintendent. 

Religious and charitable work among fallen men, women, and 
children ; including supplies of clothing, meals, etc. 
Number aided during year, 1,150. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 3 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$23 83 
4.220 40 



;$4,244 23 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,903 75 


Repairs and improvements 


60 00 


Rent, fuel, and light . 


635 80 


Charity 


709 04 


Loan .... 


310 00 


Miscellaneous 


625 05 


Cash on hand 


59 



$4,244 23 



United Hebrew Benevolent Association, 13 Charity Building, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1867.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Simon Vorenberg, President; M. Kallman, Recording Secretary; 
A. A. White, Financial Secretary ; M. H. Goldschmidt, Treasurer ; 
Max Mitchell, Superintendent, 

Temporary aid of Jewish poor, resident in Boston for at least one 
year. 

Number aided during year, 2,231. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 


$777 05 

12,8.33 62 

558 86 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash donations 
Cash on hand 


$150 00 

2,454 92 

. 10,264 41 

1,300 20 




$14,169 53 


$14,169 53 



Value of investments, $13,000. 



Vincent Memorial Hospital, 44-46 Chambers St., Boston. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Robert Amory, President; Charles H. Parker, Jr., Secretary; 
Edward N. Fenno, Jr., Treasurer ; Miss Jean C. Fraser, Matron. 

Hospital care for poor women and girls over twelve years of age. 



96 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 281, viz., 101 paying, 33 partly paying, 
147 free. Number of beds, 24. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 1 man, 12 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $865 89 

Subscriptions and donations 2,778 60 

Bequests .... 13,000 00 

On account of persons aided 5,204 58 

Income from investments . 3,227 01 

Dispensary .... 119 00 
From attendants for training 

course .... 1,094 57 

Demand loans paid . . 1,000 00 

Bonds called . . . 2,060 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 106 49 

$29,456^14 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and gas 
Printing and telephone 
Laundry 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$14,762 60 

4,648 11 

4,802 07 

1,480 42 

821 18 

265 88 

183 86 

584 63 

1,907 49 



$29,456 14 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes 



$19,201.87; value of other property. 
$82,000 ; furniture, $4,500. 



$86,500, viz., investments, 



"Wage Earners' Emergency and General Co-operative Hospital, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1895.) 

Thomas F. Galvin, President; John M. Galvin, Secretary ; Gideon 
M. Mansfield, Treasurer. 

To furnish medical and surgical treatment at a nominal price to 
wage earners. 

No report. 



Washingtonian Home, 41 "Waltham St., Boston. (Incorporated 1859.) 
Report for year ending April 28, 1905. 
Solomon B. Stebbins, President; Samuel W. Sargent, Secretary; 
Henry W. Hart, Treasurer ; V. A. Ellsworth, M.D., Superintendent. 
Care and reformation of inebriates. 

Number aided during year, 676, all partly paying. Number of 
beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 3 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,434 25 
On account of persons aided . 9,75100 
Income from investments 
and deposits . . . 3,255 36 



$14,440 61 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Donations 
Cash on hand 


$3,313 90 

7,386 51 

1,236 36 

50 00 

2,453 84 




$14,440 61 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,800 ; value of investments, $42,079. 



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97 



Wells Memorial Association, 985-989 "Washington St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1879.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Robert Treat Paine, President; Josiah H. Quincy, Secretary; 
Edmund Billings, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To provide working people with the means for social intercourse, 
mutual happiness, mental and moral improvement, and rational rec- 
reation. 

Number aided during year, 1,714. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15, viz., 9 men, 6 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$142 85 


Subscriptions and donations 2,308 00 


Membership and class fees . 


2,030 00 


Rent of halls 


5,616 42 


Lowell free lecture fund 


1,850 00 


Damage suit B. E. R.R. 


33,495 00 


Sale of bond . 


1,083 94 


Miscellaneous 


669 61 



$47,195 82 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


. $7,503 61 


Salaries and wages 


0,369 70 


Repairs and improvements 


637 42 


Interest on notes . 


1,252 11 


Lowell free lectures 


1,707 01 


Printing, telephone, and 




postage 


774 25 


Heating and lighting . 


2,189 95 


Entertainments . 


696 36 


Expenses of bowling alley 


193 53 


Note paid 


23,000 00 


Expense of damage suit 


1,500 00 


Miscellaneous 


1,108 65 


Cash on hand 


263 23 




$47,195 82 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000 ; value of investments, S6,000. 



Wentworth Institute, Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending May 18, 1905, 
John D. Long, President; Frederic Atherton, Secretary; Paul 
Barron Watson, Treasurer. 

Furnishing education in the mechanical arts. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 2 men. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $250 00 

Bequests .... 116,967 49 

Income from investments . 1,260 07 



$118,467 56 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$78,760 00 

1,250 00 

1,567 36 

, 36,890 20 

$118,467 56 



Value of investments, $78,760. 
Not yet in full operation. 



98 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, 193 Main St., Charlestown. (Incor- 
porated 1899.) 

William A. Butman, M.D., Treasurer. 

To provide medical and surgical aid for those in need of it, and 
otherwise assist the poor. 
No report. 



The "Widows' Society of Boston, Boston. (Incorporated 1828.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 
Mrs. F. Cunningham, President; Mrs. W. C. Loring, Secretary ; 
Henry S. Hunnewell, Treasurer, 

Assistance of widows and spinsters, residents of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 1 20. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . ^3,594 17 

Subscriptions and donations 5,592 50 

Bequests .... 6,000 00 

Income from investments . 6,202 81 



$21,389 48 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Stipends to widows 
Cash on hand 



$7,295 77 

10,512 06 

3,581 66 



$21,389 48 



Value of investments, S156,511. 



The William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Persons, 
125 Highland St., Koxbury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Joseph H. Frye, President; Charles H. Seales, Secretary ; Frederick 
H. Mansfield, Treasurer. 

Procuring by purchase the William Lloyd Garrison homestead in 
Roxbury, to preserve the same as a permanent memorial of him, and 
to utilize it as a home for aged persons. 

Not yet in operation. 



Winchester Home for Aged Women, 10 Eden St., Charlestown. (Incorporated 

1865.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

John Turner, President; Mrs. George A. Sanderson, Secretary; 
George S. Poole, Treasurer ; Mrs. Cora A. Roberts, Siqyer intend ent. 

Home for aged women of American parentage, at least sixty years 
of age, residents of Charlestown for ten years. Admission $100 and 
furniture for room. 

Number aided during year, 36. Number of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



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99 



Br. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests 

Entrance fees 

Income from investments 

Investments returned . 

Miscellaneous 



. «1,366 84 

3 72 00 

2,000 00 

550 00 
. 7,753 88 
. 4,200 00 

497 93 


$16,440 65 



Cr, 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Taxes (real estate and water) 
Insurance 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. »5,912 50 

2,000 00 

. 3,389 81 

1,527 39 

) 1,017 89 

125 61 

180 00 

372 02 

. 1,915 53 


$16,440 65 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000; value of investments, $111,293.55. 



The "Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, Parker Hill Ave., Roxbury. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending April 19, 1905. 

Mrs. Julia K. Dyer, President; Mrs. A. L. Tallman, Secretary ; 
Mrs. Harriette L. Reed, Treasurer; Miss Caroline V. Broughton, 
Housekeeper. 

To maintain a hospital for the surgical treatment of abdominal dis- 
eases of women. 

Number aided during year, 169, viz., 69 partly paying, 100 free. 
Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26, viz., 1 man, 25 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Earnings of nurses 
Miscellaneous 



8799 47 


2,392 03 


2,000 00 


2,370 04 


1,970 32 


1,282 18 


305 19 


$11,119 23 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$4,662 26 

4,343 78 

989 20 

571 03 

562 96 



$11,119 23 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000 ; value of investments, $32,200. 



"Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Nev^r England Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, 36 Hull St., Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending July, 1905. 

Sarah A. Jacobs, President; R. L. Douglas, Secretary ; Ellen J. 
Webster, Treasiirer ; Prof. Henriette J. Cooke, Suj)erintendent. 

Co-operating with other agencies of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
in educational and missionary work, especially treatment of the sick 
at the institution and at their homes. Small fee required from such 
as are able to pay. 



100 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 11,500, viz., 10,000 partly paying, 1,500 
free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations $2,555 00 
On account of persons aided 955 00 



$3,510 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



$1,481 00 

1,300 00 

232 00 

497 00 

$3,510 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,500 ; value of furnishings, $2,500. 



"Women's Educational and Industrial Union, 264 Boylston St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1880.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Mary Morton Kehew, President; Miss Henrietta I. Goodrich, 
Secretary ; Mrs. Helen Peirce, Treasurer. 

To increase fellowship among women, in order to promote the best 
practical methods of securing their educational, industrial, and social 
advancement. The Union acts through departments of ethics, lec- 
tures, classes, sanitary and industrial conditions, food, handiwork, 
employment, protection, befriending, and social extension. 

Number aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 120, viz., 2 men, 118 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


. $5,662 03 


Salaries and wages 


$44,256 66 


Membership fees . 


3,385 00 


Repairs and improvements . 


2,849 39 


Bequests and donations 


1,992 16 


Heating, lighting, power. 




Income from investments 


233 33 


etc 


2,519 12 


From departments 


165,201 45 


Postage, stationery, etc. 


1,452 95 


Miscellaneous 


70 38 


Running expenses of depart- 








ments . . . . 


118,463 12 






Miscellaneous 


4,009 28 






Cash on hand 


2,993 83 




$176,544 35 




$176,544 35 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$231,000; value of investments, $55,544.93. 



"Working Boys' Home, 38 Beiuiet St., Boston. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Rev. William T. McQuaid, President; William H. Dowling, Secre- 
tary ; Rev. William H. McDonough, Treasurer and Superintendent. 
Care of homeless boys between twelve and eighteen years of age. 



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101 



Number aided during year, 206, viz., 17 paying, 22 partly paying, 
167 free. Number of beds, 181. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 30, viz., 8 men, 22 women. 

Financial statement incomplete on account of change of officers. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$111,000 ; value of real estate, $6,000. 



Working Girl's Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, 89 East Union Park St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Most Rev. John Joseph Williams, President and Treasurer ; Rev. 
William P. McQuaid, Secretary ; M. C. Finnegan, Superintendent, 

To provide a home for respectable working girls, at a low rate. 

Number aided during year, 1,590, viz., 1,575 paying, 15 partly 
paying. Number of beds, 200. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 1 man, 19 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand ... $17 94 
On account of persons aided 27,933 53 
From will of Miss Moore . 32 70 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid on debt 
Cash on hand 


$2,837 74 

16,283 43 

6,786 75 

2,000 00 

76 27 


$27,984 19 


$27,984 19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of furniture, $5,300. 



BOXFORD. 

Female Charitable Society of "West Boxford, Boxford. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1905. 
Mrs. Myra A. Chadwick, President; Miss Anna P. Park, Secretary ; 
Mrs. Kate B. Sargent, Treasurer. 

To help all needy and worthy people, without regard to race, color, 
or creed. 

Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$16 42 
10 80 



$27 22 

Value of investments, $521. 



Cr. 



Missionary barrel 
Miscellaneous 



$23 00 
4 22 



$27 22 



102 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Brockton. 

The Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, 159 Main St., Brockton. (Incor- 
porated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 13, 1904. 

Alfred Swallow, President and Superintendent; Spencer Tribe, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

To furnish physicians and surgeons to those in need of such service. 
Fee, ten cents. Family contract for four persons at twenty-five cents 
a week, and five cents for each additional person. 

Number aided during year, 413, viz., 312 paying, 41 partly paying, 
60 free. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
On account of persons aided ^996 32 



11996 32 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



15900 00 

69 50 

6 12 

20 70 

S;996 32 



Brockton Hospital Company, off Centre St., Brockton. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending January 17, 1904. 

George Clarence Holmes, President; Charles M. Hickej^, Secretary; 
Mrs. W. H. Savage, Treasurer; Miss Grace B. X^QoXixQ^ Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 416, viz., 280 paying, 18 partly pay- 
ing, 118 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 16, viz., 2 men, 14 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 

Gifts 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From city of Brockton . 
Miscellaneous 



$423 84 


3,037 51 


7,748 04 


8,022 50 


563 69 


2,500 00 


684 87 


$22,980 45 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$5,900 00 


Salaries and wages 


5,897 62 


Provisions and supplies 


3,662 86 


Medical and surgical supplies 


1,173 89 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,719 36 


Fuel, water, and light . 


3,306 80 


Miscellaneous 


1,043 34 


Cash on hand 


276 68 




$22,980 45 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
30,853 ; value of investments, $23,450. 



The Brockton Humane Society, 204 Main St., Brockton. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending Octoher 28, 1904. 

Loyed E. Chamberlain, President; George H. Gould, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

Prevention of cruelty to animals, etc. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



103 



Number cared for during year not definitely stated. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 
Sale of books, leaflets, 

bad{<es, etc. 
Miscellaneous 



$805 4.3 

293 80 

23 25 

52 46 
21 50 



$1,195 94 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Literature for free distribu- 
tion 

Publishing " Humane So- 
ciety Notes" 

Printing, stationery, adver- 
tising, postage, etc. . 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 



$122 56 

128 50 

21 60 

43 50 

49 32 

830 47 

$1,195 94 



"Wales Home for Aged "Women, 553 North Main St., Brockton. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

B. M. Fullerton, President; Mrs. E. A. Keith, Secretary; Mrs. 
E. F. Brett, Treasurer ; Miss Emily A. Silver, Matron. 

Home for indigent women at least seventy years of age, residents 
of Brockton for five years. Admission, $250, and conveyance of 
property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Br. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Entertainments and sale 
Church collections, rents, etc. 
Miscellaneous 



$1..306 37 


1,903 00 


500 00 


17 67 


477 05 


248 14 


119 09 



$4,571 32 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$500 00 


Salaries and wages 


796 47 


Provisions and supplies 


839 92 


Repairs and improvements. 




etc 


187 07 


Fuel, light, water, etc. 


631 18 


Miscellaneous 


107 56 


Cash on hand 


1,509 12 



$4,571 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
about $15,000 ; value of investments, $4,124.48. 



Brookline. 
Brookline Day Nursery, "Walter Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 1900. ) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Gustaf Lundberg, President; Mrs. George D. Burrage, Sec- 
retary ; Mrs. Frederic Higginson, Treasurer ; Miss Gena H. Dorsey, 
Matron. 

Care of young children of respectable working mothers. Fee, five 
cents a day. 

Number aided during year. 111, viz., 103 partly paying, 8 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 5 women. 



104 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


S849 47 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,528 23 


On account of persons aided 


307 75 


Interest on deposits 


19 51 


Entertainment and sales 


278 25 


Miscellaneous 


4 20 



$2,987 41 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



»26 00 


1,037 31 


729 02 


218 58 


384 00 


137 21 


455 29 


^2,987 41 



Value of investments, $3,767.52. 

The Brookline Friendly Society, Brookline. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Mrs. James M. Codman, President; Henry W. Lamb, Treasurer. 
Co-operating with the poor of the town of Brookline in efforts for 
their own improvement. 

First year since incorporation not completed. 



Free Hospital for "Women, Pond Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 1879.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
George Dexter, President ; N. U. Walker, Secretary ; Alfred Rod- 
man, Treasurer ; E. A. Turner, Matron. 

Care and treatment of needy women suffering from diseases peculiar 
to their sex. 

Number aided during year, 353, besides 13,031 out-patients. 
Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 1 man, 24 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $2,237 72 

Subscriptions and donations 4,930 47 

Income from investments . 10,^)49 55 



$18,117 74 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$5,727 00 


Provisions and supplies 


7,701 50 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,085 65 


Rent, out-patient department 


500 00 


Miscellaneous 


658 66 


Cash on hand 


2,444 93 




$18,117 74 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$150,000; value of investments, $202,500. 



Cambridge. 

Associated Charities of Cambridge, 671 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridgeport. 

(Incorporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 11, 1904. 

Rev. George Hodges, D.D., President; Miss Mary H. Winslow, 
Secretary ; Henry W. Bullard, Treasurer; Miss Mary L. Birtwell, 
General Secretary. 

To promote co-operation among charitable agencies and individuals, 
obtain knowledge of the condition and needs of applicants for relief. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



105 



procure employment or assistance, prevent begging and fraud, diminish 
pauperism, encourage thrift, etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 606. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Borrowed .... 
Miscellaneous 



S3, 286 50 

386 79 

530 00 

10 00 



$4,213 29 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage, and office 
expenses . . . . 

Rent 

Telephone . . . . 
Miscellaneous 



113,312 73 

376 03 

300 00 

74 55 

149 98 

$4,213 29 



Value of investments, $10,000. 



Avon Home, 309 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

William Taggard Piper, President; Mrs. Nathan F. Lincoln, Secre- 
tary ; Miss Mary A. Ellis, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for children found destitute within the limits of 
Cambridge. Boys over seven years of age and girls over twelve not 
admitted. 

Number aided during year, 47, viz., 19 partly paying, 28 free. 
Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Br, 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Sale at the Home 
Matured bonds 
Miscellaneous 



31,174 73 


1,397 97 


15,908 00 


375 00 


5.150 59 


890 73 


1,500 00 


554 90 


«26,951 92 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$18,i 58 23 


Salaries and wages 


2,500 08 


Provisions and supplies 


2,244 60 


Repairs and improvements . 


315 38 


Fuel, gas, and water . 


645 53 


Boots, clothing, and dry 




goods . . . . 


332 45 


Board 


572 26 


Furniture and house utensils 


338 28 


Miscellaneous 


446 32 


Cash on hand 


1,198 79 




$26,951 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,700; value of investments, $139,113.37. 



The Baptist Home, 308 Brookline St., Cambridgeport. (Incorporated 1892.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Abram T. Eddy, Acting President; Alfred L. Barbour, Clerk; 
Dwight Chester, Treasurer ; Miss Anna M. Cummings, Superintend- 
ent. 

To provide a home for worthy, aged, and infirm members of Bap- 
tist churches ; and also The Lamson Home for aged and infirm 



106 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



ministers and their widows, orphans and other needy or dependent 
children. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 39. Number of beds, 39. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests .... 

Income from investments 

and funds .... 





Cr. 




$13 02 


Investments during year 


$15,596 18 


7,153 66 


Salaries and wages 


2,425 00 


16,018 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,719 25 




Repairs and improvements 


361 10 


1,761 48 


Gas, water, etc. . 


570 23 




Note and interest . 


1,527 75 




Cash on hand 


746 65 


$24,946 16 


$24,946 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000 ; value of investments, $18,513.61. 



The Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1905.) 

Joseph S. Lockhart, M.D., President; Theodore H. Raymond, 
Treasurer. 

Treating, operating upon, and caring for persons suffering from 
sickness, disease and injury of every nature and description, except 
contagious diseases. 

First year not completed. 

Cambridge Homes for Aged People, 360 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorpo- 
rated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Hon. Jabez Fox, President; Mrs. Jabez Fox, Secretary; Frederick 
D. Fisk, Treasurer; Miss Christine Nicholson, Matron. 

Home for respectable, aged, and indigent men, women, and couples, 
at least sixty-five years of age, residents of Cambridge for ten years. 
Exceptions made by unanimous vote of Directors. Entrance fee, 
$300 for single persons, $450 for couples. 

Number aided during year, 28. Number of beds, 48. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$1,934 98 


Investments during year 


$16,981 25 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,801 90 


Salaries and wages 


2,319 15 


Bequests 


9,700 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,564 03 


Income from investments 


4,322 53 


Repairs and improvements 


144 87 


Entrance fees 


900 00 


Fuel, water, and light . 


1,222 40 


Sale of investments 


9,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


1,028 63 


Miscellaneous 


86 49, 


. Cash on hand 


4,485 57 




$28,745 90 




$28,745 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$76,630.95 ; value of investments, $100,161.49. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



107 



Cambridge Hospital, Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1871.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 
Henry P. Walcott, M.D., President; Albert M. Barnes, Secretary ; 
Willard A. BuUard, Treasurer; Nellie G. Partridge, Matron. 
Care of sick and disabled persons not incurable. 
Number aided during year, 660, viz., 258 paying and partly pay- 
ing, 402 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 40, viz., 4 men, 36 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . »1,3;<2 32 

Subscriptions and donations 2,368 00 

Beqaests .... 12,687 24 

On account of persons aided 11,798 53 

Income from investments . 12,318 51 
Investments maturing and 

paid 7,200 00 



$47,704 60 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Medicines and apparatus 
Fuel .... 
Real estate account 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$8,527 50 


11,620 25 


9,683 21 


4,487 18 


2,069 88 


4,744 66 


4,901 91 


1,670 01 


$47,704 60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$133,655.49; value of investments, $280,930.94. 



Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Temple Hall, Temple St., Cambridge- 
port. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Mrs. G. F. Ricker, President; Mrs. W. H. Lyon, Secretary; Miss 
A. L. Cushman, Treasurer. 

To distribute among the sick and poor of Cambridgeport fruit, 
flowers, and delicacies, from June to November, and also to furnish 
them with a Thanksgiving dinner. 

Number aided during year, 50. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 
Donations 



$56 83 
77 34 



$134 17 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



$96 60 

37 57 



$134 17 



The Cambridge School of Nursing, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. (In- 
corporated 1905.) 

Dr. Frederick H. Taylor, President; Miss Sarah E. Yerxa, Sec- 
retary; Stillman F. Kelley, Treasurer; Miss J. Augusta Briggs, 
Principal. 

Establishing and maintaining a school for the education and train- 
ing of nurses. 

First year not completed. 



108 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Alonzo A. Palverman, President; Robert H. Clifford, Treasurer. 
Providing outings for minor children of parents residing in Boston 
and vicinity. 
No report. 



The Children's Hope Music House, 14 State St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1905.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1905. 

M. K. Stackpole, President; M. G. Mumford, Secretary; E. St. C. 
Brightman, Treasurer ; Mrs. N. K. Darlington, Guardian oj Order ; 
Mrs. H. H. McLean, Housekeeper, 

Free educational and philanthropic work, wherein the science of 
music, art, education, and fraternity shall be promulgated to infant 
humanity. 

Number aided during year, 442. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 1 man, 11 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Deficit 



$243 00 
2,329 11 
1.778 79 



!$4,350 90 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supplies and class materials 
Repairs and improvements . 
Books for library . 
Summer outings . 
Furniture, rent, etc. 



$902 95 


2,431 63 


124 75 


118 05 


258 73 


514 79 



$4,350 90 



East End Christian Union, 7 Burleigh St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Theodore F. Wright, President; Mary Woodman, Secretary; 
Frederick W. Rogers, Treasurer ; John H. Walker, Superintendent. 
Provides library and reading rooms, gymnasiums, baths, manual 
training, classes in sewing and domestic work, etc. 

Number aided during year, 2,169, viz., 160 partly paying, 2,009 free. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Lecture .... 

Entertainment 



$155 97 

1,795 74 

1,000 00 

89 22 

108 00 

573 42 



$3,722 35 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,167 71 


Fuel and light 


307 66 


Repairs and improvements . 


192 98 


Loan 


800 00 


Fresh air work 


741 18 


Thanksgiving and Christmas 




festivals .... 


163 47 


Miscellaneous 


188 04 


Cash on hand 


161 31 



$3,722 35 



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109 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of other property, $2,500, viz., investments, 81,300; 
contents of building, library, etc., 31,200. 



The Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge. (In- 
corporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Sister A. M. Purcell, President, Treasurer, and Superintendent; 
Sister A. A. Del Vecchio, Secretary. 

The reception, care, and comfort of persons afflicted with incurable 
diseases, without distinction of race, color, or creed. 

Number aided during year, 200, viz., 105 paying, 35 partly paying, 
60 free. Number of beds, QQ. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 6 men, 19 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Poor box collection 
Industry .... 
Entertainments . 



^88 53 


7,811 00 


1,450 00 1 


14,127 41 ! 


5 42 


39 80 


407 00 


$23,929 16 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel .... 
House furnishings, etc. 
Interest on mortgage . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



^4,070 65 
7,072 96 
6,038 73 
1.696 21 
2,042 01 
1,900 00 
1,096 20 
12 40 

S23,929 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$154,143.57. 



The Lamson Home, 308 Brookline St., Cambridgeport, (Incorporated 1888.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
O. M. Wentworth, President ; Alfred L. Barbour, Clerk; Dwight 
Chester, Treasurer ; Miss Anna M. Cummings, Matron. 

Home for aged and infirm ministers and their widows, and for 
orphans and needy or dependent children. 

Home carried on by and under the direction of the Baptist Home. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 



8177 39 
431 50 



$608 89 



Cr. 
Repairs and improvements 
Paid to Baptist Home . 
Cash on hand 



3187 00 

400 00 

21 89 

8608 89 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $9,374.29. 



no 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind. Ex- 
periment Station, 343 A Broadway, Cambridge. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rev. Edward Cummings, President; A. P. Spaulding, Secretary ; 
Mary Morton Kehew, Treasurer ; Charles F. F. Campbell, Superin- 
tendent. 

To help the blind to help themselves. Object of Experiment Sta- 
tion : to find remunerative work : first, for those unable to leave their 
homes ; second, for those who can work best in shops for the blind ; 
third, for those who are capable of adapting themselves to conditions 
in factories for the seeing. 

Number aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



hr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Lectures .... 



$741 29 

3,650 35 

773 48 



85,165 12 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


52,026 40 


Rent and maintenance 


480 02 


Equipment and stock . 


765 52 


Relief .... 


328 35 


Printing and postage . 


506 24 


Miscellaneous 


478 52 


Cash on hand 


580 07 



$5,165 12 



The Rindge Hospital, 1 Arnold Circle, Cambridge. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Walter J. La Marche, M.D., President; Charles J. Walsh, M.D., 
Secretary; Joseph H. Cunningham, M.D., Treasurer; Mary Adla 
McPhail, Superintendent. 

Treatment of all non-contagious diseases, — medical and surgical. 

No report. 

Chelsea. 

The Chelsea Boys' Club Association, 13 Everett Ave., Chelsea. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Report for year ending May 17, 1905. 

Arthur P. Pratt, President; Fred A. Pitcher, Secretary; James 
Gould, Treasurer; Walter E. Dillon, Superintendent. 

A refuge for boys, that they may be kept from the streets, in- 
structed, and amused. 

Number aided during year not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$67 28 
495 60 



6562 78 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Rent . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



»25 00 

275 00 

205 98 

56 80 



5662 78 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Ill 



Chelsea Ladies' Union Belief Society, Chelsea. (Incorporated 1878.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. M. E. Pearson, President; Miss Mary E. Stone, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

To relieve poor Protestants by orders for provisions and clothing. 
Number aided during year, 10. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,249 20 

Subscriptions and donations 6 87 

Drawn from bank . . 42 50 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



$1,298 57 

Value of property, viz., money in bank, $1,243.89. 



S43 00 
1.255 57 



$1,298 57 



Chevra Eadisha of Chelsea, 120 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending December 11, 1904. 

Benjamin Walk, President; Nathan Taymor, Secretary; Moer 
Lowrie, Treasurer. 

To bury the dead of the poor Hebrews of Chelsea in the cemetery 
in Montvale owned by the corporation. 

Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Lots sold .... 



$100 42 
594 15 
329 50 



$1,024 07 



Cr. 



Paid on mortgage 

Undertakers 

Collector 

Posts in cemetery 

Printing 

New chapel . 

Cash on hand 



$200 25 


321 74 


59 30 


28 00 


5 78 


340 00 


69 00 



$1,024 07 



Value of property, (cemetery) $3,000 ($975, mortgage). 



Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, corner of Elm St. and Everett Ave., 
Chelsea. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1905. 

Harry Wise, President; Mrs. A. Shaferman, Secretary; Mrs. S. 
Gotfind, Treasurer. 

To loan money without interest to poor and needy residents of 
Chelsea, and otherwise aid them. 

Number aided during year, 300. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments . 



$36 00 
375 00 
130 00 



$541 00 



Cr. 



Loans . 

Aid 

Cash on hand 



$200 00 
186 00 
155 00 

$541 00 



112 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, 3 Washington Sq., Chelsea. (Incorpo- 

rate^i 1885.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1904. 

Henry Mitchell, President; Mrs. S. E. Engles, Secretary; Edwin 
Curry, Treasurer ; Mrs. I. M. Benson, Matron. 

Home for Protestant women at least sixty years of age, residents 
of Chelsea for ten years. Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$408 62 


Salaries and wages 


!5673 05 


Subscriptions and donations 


31 00 


Provisions and supplies 


832 78 


Income'from investments . 


2,320 05 


Repairs and improvements 


275 83 


Admission fee , 


150 00 


Taxes .... 


671 25 


Miscellaneous 


86 00 


Postage and printing . 


31 25 






Miscellaneous 


157 45 






Cash on hand 


354 06 



$2,995 67 



$2,995 67 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,000; value of investments, $60,100. 

Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Shawmut St., Chelsea. (Incorporated 1894.) 
Report for year ending April 10, 1905. 
Jabez K. Montgomery, President; John Egan, Secretary; Hon. 
George E. Mitchell, Treasurer ; Ella M. Stewart, Matron. 
For the care and treatment of sick and disabled persons. 
Number aided during year, 461, viz., 339 paying, 22 partly pay- 
ing, 100 free. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 2 men, 15 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 


$1,033 77 

1,806 81 

7,426 56 

656 26 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$3,716 25 

6,411 43 

422 67 

347 60 

25 45 




$10,923 40 


$10,923 40 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$28,000; value of investments, $18,981. 



Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Powder Horn Hill, Chelsea. 

(Incorporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending June 30, liXM. 
Peter D. Smith, President; Joseph B. Maccabe, Secretary ; Wil- 
liam M. Olin, Treasurer; Charles D. Nash, Superintendent; Mrs. 
Charles D. Nash, Matron. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



113 



Maintaining a home for disabled and destitute sailors and soldiers 
who served the United States during the war of the rebellion, and 
received honorable discharge ; Massachusetts soldiers and sailors 
preferred. 

Number aided during year, 617. Number of beds, 474. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 74, viz., 64 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$72,326 67 


Salaries and wages 


$23,577 37 


Donations 


147 55 


Provisions and supplies 


37,591 38 


Pensions 


26,950 64 


Repairs and improvements 


2,219 71 


Interest on deposits 


1,493 99 


Hospital expenses 


2,555 25 


Allowance, United States 


33,140 00 


Farm .... 


1,661 00 


Allowance, Massachusetts 


30,000 00 


Pensions 


14,475 54 


Miscellaneous 


1,340 15 


Miscellaneous 


1,911 94 






Cash on hand 


81,406 71 




$165,398 90 


$165,398 90 



Chicopee. 

The Sherman Rest Home, 259 Chicopee St., Chicopee. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Luther White, President; Rev. C. G. Burnham, Secretary; Pascal 
J. Newell, Treasurer ; Mrs. Eleanor V. Chapman, Matron. 
To furnish a home for working girls. 

Number aided during year, 11, viz., 9 partly paying, 2 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 3. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



$2,471 26 

10 00 

24 00 

134 82 


$2,640 08 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Repairs and improvements 
Board .... 
Cash on hand 



$2,501 08 

102 50 

32 25 

4 25 

$2,640 08 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,500; value of investments, $2,501.08. 



Clinton. 
The Clinton Home for Aged People, Clinton. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Charles H. Richardson, President; George F. Morse, Secretary; 
William A. Fuller, Treasurer. 

Providing a home for, and otherwise assisting, respectable aged 
and indigent men and women. 

Not yet opened. 

Clinton Hospital Association, Highland St., Clinton. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Dr. Walter P. Bowers, President; George F. Morse, Secretary; 
Oliver D. Jewett, Treasurer; Miss Theresa G. Leach, Superin- 
tendent; Miss Jessie J. Glen, Assistant Superintendent. 



114 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITr, [P. D. 17 



An institution for the care, cure, and relief of sick and injured 
persons, irrespective of creed, nationality, or color. 

Number aided during year, 483, viz., 407 paying, 19 partly paying, 
57 free. Number of beds, 55. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 2 men, 32 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments , 
Membership fees . 
Supplies, etc., sold 
Miscellaneous 



831,790 26 


6,117 25 


1,505 84 


9,228 38 


1,474 00 


461 00 


477 87 


873 28 


851,927 88 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


829,462 50 


Salaries and wages 


6,416 02 


Provisions and supplies 


7,908 72 


Repairs and improvements 


3,677 89 


Fuel and lighting 


2,240 39 


Insurance and interest 


241 09 


Books and stationery . 


201 75 


Miscellaneous 


540 51 


Cash on hand 


1,239 01 




851,927 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$44,500; value of investments, $39,676.29. 

Concord. 

The Concord Female Charitable Society, Concord. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending January 11, 1905. 
Mrs. William Wheeler, President; Mrs. Walter S. Blanchard, 
Secretary ; Miss Emma F. Smith, Treasurer. 

To relieve distress, encourage industry, and promote virtue and 
happiness among the female part of the communitj^ ; especial atten- 
tion given to the needs of poor children. 
Number of families aided during year, 20. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Assessments 
Income from investments 



8291 77 



Cr. 



839 67 


Provisions and supplies 


8184 05 


50 00 


Nursing 


58 70 


102 00 


Miscellaneous 


18 30 


100 10 


Cash on hand 


30 72 



$291 77 



Value of investments, $2,500. 



Concord's Home for the Aged, "Walden St., Concord. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

Richard F. Barrett, President; Abby M. Gourgas, Secretary; 
William H. Brown, Treasurer ; Mary E. Myers, Matron. 

To care for needy men and women at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Concord for five years. Entrance fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 4. Number of beds, 7. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



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115 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


S565 48 


Subscriptions and donations 


88 00 


Entrance fees 


200 00 


From hoarders 


853 95 


Income from investments 


1,425 16 


Matured investments . 


1,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


9 50 




$4,142 09 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$52,074 02 


Salaries and wages 


540 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,069 59 


Repairs and improvements 


11 38 


Premium and interest on in 




vestments . 


46 86 


Miscellaneous 


14 40 


Cash on hand 


385 84 



S4,142 09 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
86,500 ; value of investments, $34,240.02. 

Danvers. 
Danvers Home for the Aged, Danvers. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Gorton, President; Mrs. Ariadne J. White, 
Secretary ; George O. Stimpson, Treasurer. 
To provide a home and care for the aged. 
Cash on hand, 82,347.17. 
Not yet opened. 

Dedham. 
Dedham Emergency Nursing A.ssociation, Dedham. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Colburn, President; Mrs. Alfred Hewins, /Secre- 
tary ; Mrs. Maria L. Taft, Treasurer. 

To provide nurses for cases of disease or injury in Dedham. 
Number aided during year, 9. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S435 61 

Subscriptions and donations 261 39 

Bequests .... 1,000 00 

Interest on deposits . . 21 04 



$1,718 04 



Cr. 



Paid nurses . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S171 19 

12 75 

1,534 10 



$1,718 04 



Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, Washington St., Dedham. 

(Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Charles "\V. Dexter, President; Miss E. N. Converse, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie E. Wilson, Treasurer; Miss Mary B. Bradbury, 
Superintendent. 

To provide shelter, instruction, and employment for discharged 
female prisoners and girls and women placed on probation. 

Number aided during year, 150, viz., 2 partly paying, 148 free. 
Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



116 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 


S245 04 


Cr. 

Salaries and wapjes 


83,086 77 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,530 67 


Provisions and supplies 


6,390 05 


On account of persons aided 


84 00 


Repairs and improvements 


826 64 


Income from investments . 


3,274 25 


Miscellaneous 


256 60 


Proceeds from laundry 


4,011 31 


Cash on hand 


266 63 


Sale of security . 


1,111 83 






From State for board of in- 








mates .... 


354 50 






Miscellaneous 


214 99 








«10,826 69 


$10,826 59 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,400 ; value of investments, $38,600. 



East Bridge water. 

Millet Sanatorium, Incorp., East Bridgew^ater. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Charles S. Millet, M.D., President; Elizabeth C. Millet, Clerk and 
Treasurer ; Lina M. Watt, Superintendent. 
For the treatment of tuberculosis and other diseases. 
No report. 

Everett. 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Mrs. Arabella Plaisted, President; Mrs. Clara Spear, Secretary ; 
Mrs. Ann S. Cook, Treasurer. 

To establish a home for aged persons. 
No report. 

Fairhaven. 

Fairhaven Poor Society, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Mary G. Winsor, President; Miss Georgia E. Fairfield, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy and unworthy poor, sick persons, and invalids, 
and to provide needy children with clothing. 
Number aided during year, 60 families. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 

Fees 

Income from investments . 



$25 00 

560 00 

28 00 

320 00 



$933 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplit 
Cash on hand 



$25 00 

855 07 

52 93 



$933 00 



Value of investments, $7,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



117 



The Ladies' Benevolent Society, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Lillian G. Delano, President; Cora Howlaud Blossom, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

Relief of the poor, and general charitable and religious purposes. 
Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Membership fees . 
Entertainments . 



$6 19 
112 00 

12 50 
163 42 



$294 11 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$165 00 
20 22 
98 43 
10 46 

$294 11 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,230; value of investments, $165. 



Fall River. 

Associated Charities of Fall River, 84 North Main St., Fall River. (Incorpo- 
rated 1899.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

George A. Chace, President; Israel Brayton, Recording Secretary; 
James Sinclair, Treasurer; Alice E. Wetherbee, General Secretary. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the poor 
to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities of Fall 
River, etc. 

Number aided during year, 790 with clothing, 195 families with 
coal. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr, 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



$37 38 

810 55 

49 38 



$897 31 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Rent . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$666 64 

100 00 

119 64 

11 03 

$897 31 



Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, 187 "Washington St., Fall River. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1905. 

Lewis Pockrass, President; F. Hurovitz, Secretary; Sam Wexler, 

Treasurer ; Sam Riback, Superintendent. 

To aid needy Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 26. 

Number of paid oHicers or employees, 1 man. 



118 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



I Cr. 

^2 00 Salaries and wages 
146.50 j Aid 

Cash on hand 



$148 50 



$30 00 
98 50 
20 00 



$148 50 



Children's Home of Fall River, 427 Robeson St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1873.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Nathaniel B. Borden, President; Miss Lydia H. Read, Correspond- 
ing Secretary ; Miss Ellen M. Shore, Recording Secretary ; Benjamin 
S. C. Gifford, Treasurer ; Mrs. Lj-dia Marchant, Matron. 

To provide a home for the reception, care, and education of or- 
phan, abandoned, and destitute children. 

Number aided during year, 104, viz., 40 paying, 19 partly pay- 
ing, 45 free. Number of beds, 70. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Br. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$817 11 
1,110 82 
1,304 35 
3,744 40 
36 92 



$7,013 60 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$1,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,903 34 


Provisions and supplies 


3,170 46 


Repairs and improvements 


358 43 


Miscellaneous 


323 92 


Cash on hand 


257 45 



$7,013 60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$33,000; value of investments, $87,766.03. 



Emil Zola Association, Pearl St. Synagogue, Fall River. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending June 30, 1905. 
Alexander Minkin, President; Max Dubitzky, Secretary; Samuel 
Goldstein, Treasurer. 

To aid needy and worthy Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 45. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr, 

Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$92 25 
425 00 



$517 25 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Aid 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$18 00 

450 00 

46 16 

4 10 



$517 25 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



119 



Fall River Deaconess Home, 825 Second St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1893.) 
Report for year ending May 10, 1905. 

John D. Flint, President; Ariadne J. Borden, Secretary ; Irani N. 
Smith, Treasurer ; Mrs. Eva C. Frields, Matron. 

A home for deaconesses, in accordance with the provisions of the 
discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church ; and a training school 
for the instruction of women in nursing and missionary work. 

Number aided during year, 2,531, viz., 8 paying, 23 partly paying, 
2,500 free. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Borrowed . . . . 
Stocks sold .... 



$601 19 
209 15 
490 29 

1,779 30 
580 00 

4,235 75 



$7,895 68 



Cr. 



Re-investments during year 


$3,752 30 


Salaries and wages 


164 80 


Provisions and supplies 


1,030 25 


Repairs and improvements 


424 47 


Deaconesses' allowance 


754 00 


House expenses . 


341 13 


Gas and fuel 


296 88 


Notes paid . 


1,080 21 


Miscellaneous 


18 26 


Cash on hand 


33 38 



$7,895 68 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000 ; value of investments, S40,000. 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Adam E. Teran, President; Charles Leviss, Secretary ; Benjamin 
Finstein, Treasurer. 

Collecting and distributing funds or relief among needy people of 
Hebrew origin or descent. 

No report. 



Fall River Hebrew "Women's Charitable Institution, Fall River. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1905. 

Mrs. Rachel Silverstein, President; Mrs. Arthur Alpert, Secretary; 
Mrs. Jacob Fogal, Treasurer. 

To provide for the needy, and to donate charity for the Hebrews 
of Fall River. 

Number aided during year, 80. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Dues from members 


815 00 
288 00 


Cr. 
Food, fuel, and clothing 
Medical attendance 
Cash on hand 


$228 00 
25 00 
50 00 



$303 00 



$303 00 



120 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Fall River "Women's Union, 325 Pine St., Fall Kiver. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. William H. Jennings, President; Mrs. Edward S. Adams, 
Secretary; Mrs. Charles A. Bassett, Treasurer; Mrs. Charlotte 
Worthen, Matron of Home ; Miss Clarissa Buffinton, Superintendent 
of rooms for girls. 

To provide temporary lodgings for women of any creed or nation- 
ality ; also rooms where girls from twelve to fifteen years of age are 
taught sewing and cooking. 

Number aided during year, 333, viz., 80 paying, 253 free. Number 
of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $475 18 

Subscriptions and donations 493 00 

On account of persons aided 552 10 

Income from investments . 36 08 

Rummage sale . . . 249 59 

Entertainment ... 127 85 

Miscellaneous ... 5 00 

$1,938 80 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$533 39 


Provisions and supplies 


181 84 


Repairs and improvements 


17 88 


Rent .... 


432 00 


Vacation school . 


75 00 


Miscellaneous 


18 00 


Cash on hand 


680 69 



$1,938 80 



Value of investments, $2,171.75. 



Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Pearl St. Synagogue, Fall River. (Incorpo- 
rated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. Dora Finstein, President; Mrs. Bessie Bernstein, Secretary ; 

Mrs. B. Yamiu, Treasurer. 

To help poor and needy Hebrews. 

Number aided during year, 105. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 
Membership dues , 
Entertainment 



$172 08 

168 80 

75 00 

$415 88 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



$312 86 
103 02 



$415 88 



Home for Aged People, Highland Ave., Fall River. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending January 17, 1905. 

John D. Flint, President ; Miss Abby B. Wrightington, Secretary ; 
Edward S. Adams, Treasurer ; Mrs. E. G. Francis, Superintendent. 

Home for aged men and women of good character, at least sixty- 
eight years of age, residents of Fall River for ten years. Admission, 
$200, and transfer of property. 

Number aided during year, 29. Number of beds, 26. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



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121 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



^307 22 
4,626 82 
300 00 
1,893 29 
2,519 59 



$9,646 92 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$1,220 14 


Salaries and wages 


2,479 58 


Provisions and supplies 


3,885 59 


Repairs and improvements 


244 12 


Miscellaneous 


272 77 


Cash on hand 


1,544 72 



$9,646 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000 ; value of investments, $54,627.08. 



The Rescue Mission of Fall River, Massachusetts, 63 Fourth St., Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Frank A. Pease, President; Edwin R. Champlin, Secretary ; Charles 
A. Chace, Treasurer ; Paul Clough, Superintendent. 

To save from vicious courses, promote spiritual life, and encourage 
temperance reform. 

JNTumber aided during year not stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Basket collections 



$32 52 
676 41 
100 89 



$809 82 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Light and fuel 
Rent .... 
Cash on hand 


$632 40 

7 32 

28 06 

138 00 

4 04 



$809 82 



Value of furniture, etc., $200. 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, 56 Bassett St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Rt. Rev. W. Stang, President; Dr. C. A. Casgrain, Secretary; 
Mother St. Domitille, Treasurer ; Rev. J. A. Prevost, Superintendent. 
Care of poor orphans and half-orphans, and destitute children. 
Number aided during year, 589, viz., 209 paying, 200 partly pay- 
ing, 180 free. Number of beds, 414. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$6 65 


Salaries and wages 


$1,845 06 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,191 32 


Provisions and supplies 


6.125 77 


On account of persons aided 


17,972 25 


Repairs and improvements 


5,203 66 


Sisters' teaching in the paro- 




Heating and lighting . 


1,280 77 


chial schools 


902 42 


Interest and insurance 


2,780 77 


Industries, etc. 


684 62 


Clothing 


- 1,911 35 


Miscellaneous 


1.245 64 


Miscellaneous 


2,933 22 






Cash on hand 


11 30 




$22,091 90 


$22,091 90 



122 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; value of other property, $12,081.22, viz., investments, 
$2,081.22; furniture, $10,000. 



St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, North Main St., Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rt. Rev. William Stang, D.D., President and Treasurer ; Rev. B. 
F. McCahill, Secretary ; Mother M. Mechtilde, Superintendent. 

Care of orphans and neglected children. Home for Catholic chil- 
dren of Bristol County, except New Bedford, between the ages of 
four and twelve. 

Number aided during year, 269, viz., 1 paying, 27 partly paying, 
241 free. Number of beds, 175. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Entertainments . 



^1,013 13 

5,269 37 

500 00 

1,617 00 

32 39 

2,549 65 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel, water rates, etc. . 
Cash on hand 


$843 00 
6,105 80 
553 71 
1,801 36 
1,677 68 


1510,981 54 


$10,981 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$70,000. 

Seaside Home of Fall River, Riverview St., Fall River, (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 
James Marshall, President; Frank A. Pease, Secretary ; John S. 
Brayton, Treasurer ; Oressa L. Fage, Matron. 

Care of sick children during the hot summer months. 
Number aided during year, 38. Number of beds, 30. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



$2 83 

1,250 83 

9 12 



$1,262 78 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$526 25 


Provisions and supplies 


416 21 


Repairs and improvements 


67 20 


Printing, interest, and in- 




surance 


171 46 


Miscellaneous 


29 50 


Cash on hand 


52 17 



$1,262 78 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$7,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



123 



The Union Hospital in Fall River, 490 Prospect St. and 145 Grove St., Fall 
River. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

John D. Flint, President; Clarence M. Hathaway, Secretary ; Miss 
Elizabeth M. Borden, Treasurer ; Miss Mary C. McKenna, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of the sick and injured, and training of nurses. 

Number aided during year, 1,182, viz., 1,080 paying, 26 partly pay- 
ing, 76 free. Number of beds, 34. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 3 men, 18 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Free bed subscriptions . 
Investments, etc. . 
Deficit 



Cr. 



S805 52 


Investments during year 


$1,360 73 


2,606 46 


Salaries and wages 


. 9,788 40 


1,037 48 


Provisions and supplies 


10,917 29 


13,112 72 


Repairs and improvements 


292 56 


1,688 82 


Rent, light, water, etc. 


2,641 37 


6,100 00 


Miscellaneous 


2,124 33 


1,006 94 






766 74 






$27,124 68 


$27,124 68 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$37,000 ; value of investments, $35,561.45. 



FiTCHBURG. 
Burbank Hospital, Nichols St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending November 30, liK)4. 
Henry O. Sawyer, President; Elliot N. Choate, Secretary ; Henry 
A. Willis, Treasurer ; Miss Phoebe W. Maddock, Matron. 

Treatment of accident cases and diseases not contagious or chronic. 
Number aided during year, 369, viz., 181 paying, 64 partly paying, 
124 free. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 8 men, 23 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions for free 1 
On account of persons 
City appropriation 
Miscellaneous 


Deds .' 
aided 


$347 06 

500 00 

5,579 17 

13.500 00 

541 52 




$20,467 76 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


87,740 88 


Provisions and supplies 


11,397 22 


Repairs and improvements 


439 70 


New hospital account . 


225 97 


Insurance 


365 00 


Miscellaneous 


12 00 


Cash on hand 


286 98 




$20,467 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$202,800. 



124 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Fitchburg Benevolent Union, 145 Main St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 1886.) 
Report for year ending September 28, 1905. 

Charles E. Ware, President; John G. Faxon, Secretary ; Ebenezer 
Bailey, Treasurer; Miss Grace F. Barnes, Agent. 

Charitable work in the city of Fitchburg. 

Number aided during year, 82 families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 


812 71 
897 38 

36 36 

37 15 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent and office expenses 
Cash on hand 


8541 66 
157 12 
177 40 
107 42 




$983 60 


8983 60 



Value of investments, $900. 

Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, 15 Holt St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 

1898.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1905. 

Miss Lucy Fay, President; Mrs. Eugene Curry, Secretary ; Mrs. 

H. F. Gove, Treasurer; Mrs. Ellen McGrath, Matron. 

Home for w^orking girls. 

Number aided during year, 170. Number of beds, 16. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 

Cr. 



Dr. 




Cash on hand 


847 26 


From associate members 


72 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


116 00 


On account of persons aided 


2,416 37 


Income from investments 




and deposits 


193 38 



82,845 01 



Salaries and wages 


8804 44 


Provisions and supplies 


1,554 61 


Repairs and improvements . 


132 87 


Interest and payment on 




mortgage .... 


293 76 


Miscellaneous 


32 03 


Cash on hand 


27 31 



82,845 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000 ; value of investments, $2,000. 



Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, corner Cedar and Orange Sts. , Fitchburg. (In- 
corporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

William H. Bennett, M.D., President; Miss Adelaide Mclntire, 
Secretary ; Wilbur W. Henry, Treasurer; Miss Nina Macdonald, 
Matron. 

Home for indigent ladies of good character, at least sixty-five 
years of age, residents of Fitchburg for ten years. Admission fee, 
$200. 



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125 





Cr. 




37,833 55 


Investments during year 


S6,912 50 


268 50 


Salaries and wages 


735 00 


2,020 00 


Provisions and supplies 


779 72 


638 21 


Repairs and improvements 


128 19 


1,728 47 


Fuel and lighting 


636 90 


288 36 


Care of furnace and ground 


3 97 60 


14 06 


Expenses of real estate in- 






vestment . 


291 42 




Miscellaneous 


360 71 




Cash on hand 


2,849 11 


ai2,791 15 


$12,791 15 



Number aided during year, 13. Number of beds, 14. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Entertainment 
Miscellaneous 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$26,000; value of investments, $25,225.83. 



The Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, 27 Holt St., Fitchburg. (Incorpo- 
rated 1892.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

Henry A. Goodrich, President; Albert B. Haskell, Secretary; 
Miss Mary E. Cross, Treasurer ; Mrs. Abbie E. Demmon, Matron. 

Home for needy and dependent children of Fitchburg, from two 
to twelve years of age, in good physical and mental health, without 
restriction of color or nationality. Payment of Si a week, if possible. 

Number aided during year, 30, viz., 18 paying, 4 partly paying, 
8 free. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



S475 99 

666 78 

448 00 

21 99 

7 58 


81,620 34 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Telephone . . . . 
Tuition . . . . 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$98 14 


571 40 


446 37 


16 10 


26 80 


40 00 


23 08 


398 46 



81,620 34 



Value of investments, $404.42. 



Framingham. 
Framingham Hospital, Evergreen St., South Framingham. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
JohnH. Temple, President; Elizabeth Merriam, Secretary ; Benja- 
min T. Thompson, Treasurer ; Annabel L. Stewart, Superintendent. 
Care and treatment of sick and,injured persons. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 455, viz., 416 paying, 21 partly pay- 
ing, 18 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Entertainments . 
Miscellaneous 



$635 31 


471 57 


11,510 78 


438 01 


350 00 


99 16 


$13,504 83 



>yees, 15, viz., 2 men, 

Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


13 women. 

. $3,500 00 

8,426 93 

681 48 

670 59 

325 83 




$13,504 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
15,000; value of other property, $13,729.07, viz., investments, 
.0,229.07; furniture, etc., $3,500. 



Home for Aged Men and "Women in Framingham, corner "Worcester and Pleasant 
Sts., Framingham. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1905. 

Willard Howe, President; Miss Ellen Hyde, Secretary ; John H. 
Temple, Treasurer ; Mrs. Abbie T. Hadley, Matron. 

Home for indigent persons at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Framingham for ten years. Admission, $150, and conveyance of 
property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 13. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 

Dr. 



Cash on hand 


. $639 46 


Subscriptions and donations 


510 37 


Bequests 


1,000 00 


Income from investments 


1,670 92 


Admission fee 


150 00 


Receipts for re-investments 


3,307 70 


Miscellaneous 


6 60 



$7,285 05 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$3,685 70 


Salaries and wages 


732 25 


Provisions and supplies 


1,257 83 


Repairs and improvements 


511 48 


Funeral expenses , 


102 00 


Taxes and insurance . 


84 92 


Miscellaneous 


57 71 


Cash on hand 


853 16 



$7,285 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,500 ; value of investments, $30,373.15. 



Gardner. 

Gardner Home for Elderly People, Pearl St., Gardner, (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 
Euclid L. Brooks, President; Edward P. Noyes, Secretary ; Alec 
E. Kuowlton, Treasurer ; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Lord, Superintendent 
and Matron. 



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127 



Home for Protestant men and women, at least fifty-five years of 
age, natives of the United States, and residents of Gardner for ten 
years. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 


Dr. 


Cr. 




Cash on hand . . . S492 19 


Investments during year 


$1,350 00 


Income from investments . 3,268 85 


Salaries and wages 


731 04 




Provisions and supplies 


795 91 




Repairs and improvements 


315 81 




Insurance and taxes 


333 06 




Water and land rents . 


97 75 




Miscellaneous 


81 49 




Cash on hand 


45 98 



!|3,751 04 



$3,751 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000 ; value of investments, $50,000. 

Georgetown. • 

Trustees of the Carleton Home, North St., Georgetown. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 
Chauncey O. Noyes, President; Mary A. Palmer, Secretary; Harry 
E. Perkins, Treasurer; Mrs. Jessie Mcintosh, Matron. 

To maintain a home for the care of the aged poor of both sexes. 
Number aided during year, 3, viz., 1 paying, 2 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 4. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $197 56 

On account of persons aided 110 02 

Income from investments . 1,187 01 



f 1,494 59 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$166 96 


Salaries and wages 


513 32 


Provisions and supplies 


374 95 


Repairs and improvements 


39 32 


Miscellaneous 


88 94 


Cash on hand 


311 10 




$1,494 59 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
1,815; value of investments, $32,285.78. 



Gloucester. 

Addison Gilbert Hospital, Washington St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending June 30, 1905. 
Charles H. Pew, President; Kilby Shute, Secretary; Horace A. 
Smith, Treasurer ; Grace G. Pillsbury, Matron. 

To furnish medical and surgical aid to inhabitants of Gloucester, 



128 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



and in case of emergency to others, according to the will of the late 
Addison Gilbert. 

Number aided during year, 231, viz., 93 pajing, 85 partly paying, 
53 free. Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 4 men, 19 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$4,881 58 


Suhscriptions and donations 


2,314 87 


Bequests .... 


21,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


5,476 91 


Income from investments . 


5,204 01 


Investments paid . 


17,901 50 



$56,778 87 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$42,423 53 


Salaries and wages 


5,837 70 


Provisions and supplies 


5,827 77 


Repairs and improvements . 


44 93 


Furnishings . . . . 


303 10 


Medical and surgical sup- 




plies 


1,365 86 


Cash on hand 


975 98 



$56,778 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,138; value of investments, $116,146.37. 



Associated Charities of Gloucester, Middle St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 

Nathaniel Babson, President; Fred A. Shackelford, Secretary ; 
Edward Dolliver, Treasurer ; Lucy Lawrence, Registrar. 

To help the poor to help themselves. 

Number aided during year, about 180 families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Suhscriptions and donations 
Intelligence office 
Income from investments . 



$590 54 



Cr. 



$53 33 


Salaries and wages 


$306 00 


524 17 


Printing, postage, etc. . 


85 78 


8 50 


Miscellaneous 


100 00 


4 54 


Cash on hand 


98 76 



$590 64 



Value of investments, $100. 



The Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, 1 "Western Ave., Gloucester. 

(Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 

Allan Rogers, President; Daniel T. Babson, Secretary and Treas- 
urer ; Mary Williams, Matron. 

Home for men and women, at least sixty years of age, residents 
of Gloucester. Entrance fee, $300. 

Number aided during year, 5. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



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129 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Entrance fees, etc. 
Income from investments 
Investments paid 



$729 71 
692 57 

3,006 82 
636 28 



$5,065 38 



Or. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



82,040 63 

574 50 

1,012 77 

404 66 

36 63 

996 19 

$5,065 38 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,030.53; value of investments, 869,803.81. 



Gloucester Relief Association, 97 Main St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1888.) 
Report for year ending January 21, 1905. 
Capt. George A. Johnson, President; Henry P. Dennen, Secretary ; 
William A. King, Treasurer; Lucinda D. Friend, Superintendent. 
Aid to families of lost and disabled fishermen. 
Number aided during year, 47. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$335 48 
52 47 

$387 95 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



$237 95 
150 00 

$387 95 



Huntress Home, 110 Prospect St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 
James E. Tolman, Chairman of Trustees; John J. Somes, Secre- 
tary ; Edward Dolliver, Treasurer; Mrs. Clara H. Swift, Matron. 

Home for old ladies over sixty years of age, natives of Gloucester. 
No fixed entrance fee. 

Number aided during year, 12. Number of beds, 12. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Bequests 
Entrance fees 
Income from investments 



Cr. 



$275 00 

500 00 

2.135 00 



$2,910 00 



Investments during year 


$150 27 


Salaries and wages 


612 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,180 24 


Repairs and improvements 


346 34 


Fuel and light 


386 74 


Miscellaneous 


234 41 



$2,910 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$14,500; value of investments, $29,343.76. 



130 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Greenfield. 

The Franklin County Public Hospital, 16 Main St., Greenfield. (Incorporated 

1895.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Levi J. Gunn, President; Miss Eliza B. Leonaid, Secretary ; Frank 
J. Lawler, Treasurer ; Anna M. Sweeney, Superintendent. 

To provide free medical and surgical treatment for the poor, and at 
reasonable rates for others ; also to educate and train young women 
as nurses. 

Number aided during year, 260, viz., 255 paying, 1 partly paying, 
4 free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16, viz., 1 man, 15 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
From nurses 
MisceUaneous 
Deficit 



S297 16 

2,109 78 

5,000 00 

5,487 63 

424 83 

415 72 

126 70 


313,861 72 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$5,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


3,004 88 


Provisions and supplies 


3,977 63 


Purchase of land . 


l,r)0O 00 


Interest 


230 70 


Miscellaneous 


148 51 




$13,861 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000 ; value of investments, $7,000. 



Haverhill. 
Hale Hospital, Buttonw^ood Ave., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1880.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
A. A. Sargent, President; Charles G. Johnson, Secretary ; W. W. 
Spaulding, Treasurer ; Anne Chandler Parker, Superintendent. 
Medical and surgical treatment. 

Number aided during year, 378, viz., 273 paying, 62 partly pay- 
ing, 43 free. Number of beds, 24. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 3 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
From investment fund 
Miscellaneous 



$3,971 05 


3,047 86 


1.917 09 


13,123 26 


3,357 68 


8,501 49 


315 74 


$34,234 17 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Medical supplies . 
Light and fuel 
Water and ice 
Telephone, printing, station 

ery, etc. 
Furniture and furnishings 
Boiler insurance . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$12,780 48 
5,991 60 
4,477 50 
1,745 45 
1,987 42 
4,024 27 
411 81 

341 81 
491 99 
100 00 
574 14 
1,307 70 

$34,234 17 



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131 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,673.25 ; value of investments, $76,449.59. 

Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, City Hall, Haverhill. (Incorporated 1854.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

Ann A. Johnson, President; Nettie M. Flud, Secretary; Eva F. 
Howes, Treasurer. 

Help for the worthy poor of Haverhill. 

Number aided during year, 235. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $466 51 

Subscriptions and donations 252 66 

Income from investments . 2,354 38 



S3,073 55 



Cr, 



Investments during year 


:$380 66 


Salaries and wages' 


199 99 


Provisions and supplies 


2,368 67 


Miscellaneous 


113 60 


Cash on hand 


10 73 



Value of investments, $30,495.83. 



$3,073 55 



Haverhill Young "Women's Christian Association, 258 "Washington St., Haverhill. 

(Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending October 15, 1JK)4. 

Mrs. Alfred Kimball, President; Mrs. Dora M. Goodwin, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Charles E. Wood, Treasurer. 

Home for self-supporting and self-respecting women and girls, and 
other worthy women and girls in need. Property sold, and home 
closed in July, 1903. Work of assisting girls still carried on. Plans 
for larger work under consideration. 

Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Entertainment 
Membership fees . 
Miscellaneous 


$460 49 

46 50 

185 00 

1 60 


Cr. 
Settlement of old claims 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


6202 80 

89 80 

400 99 



»693 59 



8693 69 



Old Ladies' Home Association, 119 Main St., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1856.) 
Report for year ending May 16, 1905. 
Mrs. Caroline Crowell, President; Miss Sarah P. Cogswell, Secre- 
tary; Miss Annie M. Wheeler, Treasurer; Miss M. J. Kimball, 
Matron. 

Home for needy women at least seventy years of age, residents of 
Haverhill. Admission fee, S200. 

Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 25. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



132 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand ... $58 96 
Subscriptions and donations 2,056 68 
Income from investments . 2,904 33 
Sale of funds for reinvest- 
ment 22,422 22 



$27,442 19 



Investments during year 


$21,449 19 


Salaries and wages 


1,369 07 


Provisions and supplies 


2,338 64 


Repairs and improvements 


413 50 


Miscellaneous 


48 96 


Cash on hand 


1,822 83 




$27,442 19 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,850; value of Investments, $67,887.10. 

Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, 128 River St., Haverhill. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Samuel Ritter, President; Benjamin Grad, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. 

For the assistance and relief of Hebrew men between the ages of 
twenty and forty. 

No report. 

HOLYOKE. 

The Holyoke Boys' Club Association, 101 Race St., Holyoke. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Report for eight months ending September 1, 1905. 

J. S. Webber, President; M. M. S. Moriarty, Secretary; W. T. 

Dean, Treasurer ; J. D. Thompson, Superintendent. 

For the betterment of boys of the street. 

Number aided during year not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 4 men, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Printing .... 
Box making 

Loan 

Entertainment 



$250 47 


930 00 


46 37 


209 85 


200 00 


225 00 


$1,861 69 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Supplies 
Rent, etc. 
Cash on hand 



$1,077 03 

45 96 

683 16 

65 54 



$1,861 69 



Value of machinery, stock, etc., $873. 



Holyoke City Hospital, Beach St. Extension, Holyoke. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
William Whiting, President and Treasurer; Frank B. Towne, 
Clerk; Dr. J. C. Hubbard, Superintendent ; Mrs. W. H. Jewett, 
Matron; Lillian O. West, Superintendent of Nurses. 

Private hospital for treating the sick at a reasonable cost. 

Number aided during year, 476. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 33, viz., 5 men, 28 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



133 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



337 59 


7,002 08 


2,500 00 


13,978 37 


920 00 


$24,438 04 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


36,766 83 
13,554 72 

1,244 92 
354 34 

2,517 23 




324,438 04 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$55,000 ; value of investments, $19,705.98. 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Elvira F. Ball, President; Mrs. Jennie Miner, Secretary ; Florence 
D. Merrick, Treasurer. 

Caring for the aged and infirm, and providing them with a home; 
and the promotion of charitable and benevolent work. 

Cash on hand, S4,844.94. 

Not yet opened. 



The Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, corner D wight and Elm Sts., 
Holyoke. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary 
Genevieve, Secretary ; Mother Mary of Providence, Treasurer ; Sis- 
ter Mary Anthony, Siqjerior. 

Treatment of acute diseases. 

Number aided during year, 550, viz., 449 paying, 31 partty pay- 
ing, 70 free. Number of beds, 52. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 3 men, 11 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Miscellaneous 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$45,000. 

Hyde Park. 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Beaver St., Hyde Park. 

(Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Joslin, President; Mrs. Albion S. Whitmore, 
Secretary; Mrs. Edward B. Kellogg, Treasurer; Miss M. A. Bul- 
lard, Matron. 

The permanent or temporary care of destitute crippled and de- 
formed children under twelve years of age ; unsectarian. 



3173 01 

70 00 

25 00 

16,419 05 

57 50 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Payments on property . 
Cash on hand 


§2,312 96 

8,094 53 

2,043 30 

4,163 55 

130 22 


$16,744 56 


316,744 66 



134 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 23, viz., 1 partly paying, 22 free. 
Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women, 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$100 00 


Suhscriptions and donations, 




etc 


4,766 00 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


52 00 


Income from investments . 


444 00 


Loan 


900 00 



$7,262 00 



Cu 



Salaries and wages 


$;2,032 65 


Provisions and supplies 


1,715 69 


Repairs and improvements 


545 43 


Furnishings, clothing, and 




school supplies . 


523 95 


Fuel and lighting 


526 78 


Interest 


549 75 


Surgical supplies . 


288 09 


Printing and postage . 


753 10 


Miscellaneous 


224 39 


Cash on hand 


102 17 



$7,262 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$26,000 ; value of investments. So, 000. 



Lancaster. 

Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster. (Incorpo- 
rated 1851.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 
Rev. George M. Bartol, D.D., President; S. R. Merrick, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer. 

Aid to needy widows and spinsters, residents of Lancaster. 
Number aided during year, 23. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Bequests 
Income from investments 


31,439 51 
100 00 
555 35 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash donations 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


»1,000 00 

34 50 

415 00 

3 45 

641 91 



92,094 8G 



Value of investments, $11,400. 



»2,094 86 



Law^rence. 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 94 East Haverhill St., Ijaw- 
rence. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Mrs. F. Pfefiferkorn, President; John Hollander, Secretary ; Gus- 
tave Hoepfner, Treasurer ; Mrs. Mary Sago, Matron, 

Maintaining a day nursery for the children of parents obliged to 
work away from home during the day, and also a home for destitute 
men and women, without regard to age, creed, or residence. No ad- 
mission fee. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



135 



Number aided during year, 3 adults, 11 children, viz., 7 paying, 
5 partly paying, 2 free. Number of beds, 7. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on band 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Fair 


S700 00 
272 00 
357 70 
241 13 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 


5400 00 
300 00 
521 33 
349 50 



51,570 83 



51,570 83 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of investments, $400. 

Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, 189 Maple St., Lawrence. (In- 
corporated 1875.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Sister Julia Latour, President^ Treasurer, and Superintendent; 
Sister Mary A. Fernand, Secretary. 

Care of orphan boys and girls, without distinction of color, creed, 
or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 368, viz., 188 paying, 96 partly pay- 
ing, 84 free. Number of beds, 245. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28, viz., 2 men, 26 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,216 60 

Subscriptions and donations 4,300 00 

Bequests .... 175 00 

On account of persons aided 12,425 00 

Interest on deposits . . 145 00 

Industry .... 1,230 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,638 40 

821,130 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



81,765 00 

14,846 00 

3,419 00 

1,100 00 



821,130 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$113,400. 



The liadies Hebrew Council, 62 Concord St., Lawrence. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1904. 
Lena Sibulkin, President; Sarah Mellincoff, Secretary; Sarah 
Traub, Treasurer. 

To aid Hebrew women of Lawrence who are sick or in distress. 
Number aided during year, 44. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions 
Interest on deposits 
Miscellaneous 


866 37 

300 00 

1 26 

67 68 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


8281 58 
96 64 
47 99 



8426 21 



8426 21 



136 



statp: board of charity, [p. d. it. 



Lawrence Home for Aged People, 2 Bailey St., Lawrence. (Incorporated 1895.) 
Report for year ending November 6, 1904. 

Rev. W. E. Gibbs, President; Mrs. Harry Lewis, Secretary ; CO. 
Andrews, Treasurer ; Miss L. A. Mack, Matron. 

Home for aged people at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Lawrence, North Andover, or Methuen, for seven years. Admission, 
$250, and surrender of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 14. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests 
Admission fee 
Income from investments 
Proceeds of May breakfast 
Miscellaneous 



$2,814 82 


892 45 


2,200 00 


250 00 


2,570 63 


2,249 41 


118 05 


$10,595 36 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$7,041 00 

631 00 

1,548 45 

181 19 

1,193 72 



$10,595 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $68,459.65. 



Leicester. 

Leicester Samaritan Association, Pviblic Library Bxiilding, Main St., Leicester. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1904. 

F. H. Gifford, M.D., President; Alexander McNeish, M.D., Sec- 
retary and Treasurer ; Miss Mary Warren, Custodian. 

To loan articles and appliances to the sick, injured, and needy, 
and for the treatment of emergency cases. 

Number aided during year, 60. 



Dr, 
Subscriptions and donations $176 00 



$176 00 



Cr. 



Supplies 
Cash on hand 



$77 55 
98 45 



$176 00 



Leominster. 
Leominster Home for Old Ladies, 6 Pearl St., Leominster. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Henry R. Smith, President; Miss A. E. Coggswell, Secretary; 
William A. Putnam, Treasurer ; Mrs. Mary E. Sheldon, Matron. 
Home for elderly ladies at least sixty-five years of age, residents 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



137 



of Leominster for ten years (exceptions made by vote of managers). 
Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 8, viz., 1 paying, 7 free. Number of 
beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


!55,059 17 


Investments during year 


S15,500 00 


Subscriptions and donations 210 00 


Salaries and wages 


698 39 


Bequests 


100 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,132 24 


On account of persons aided 


136 25 


Repairs and improvements 


162 76 


Income from investments 


1,409 08 


Miscellaneous 


233 53 


Loans and mortgages . 


12,000 00 


Cash on hand 


1,540 58 


Miscellaneous 


353 00 








$19,267 50 


$19,267 60 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$9,957.97; value of investments, $32,150. 



Leominster Hospital Association, Merriam Ave., Leominster. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Francis A. Whitney, President; Frank I. Pierson, Secretary; 
Edw. R. Miller, M.D., Treasurer. 

The medical and surgical care of the sick and injured. 
Cash on hand, $1,569.48. 
Not yet in operation. 

Lexington. 

Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Edward P. Nichols, President; Robert P. Clapp, Secretary ; Alonzo 
E. Locke, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain an institution as a home for aged people 
of both sexes. 

Not yet opened. 

LONGMEADOW. 
The Doane Orphanage, 14 Main St., Longmeadow. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1904. 
Charles B. Colton, President; Veruor M. Schenck, Secretary; 
George H. Hale, Treasurer; Mrs. Cornelia E. ^\2i^Q^ Superintendent. 
To provide a home for homeless children of Protestant Christian 
parentage. 

Number aided during year, 42, viz., 31 partly paying, 11 free. 
Number of beds, 28. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



138 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Balance of loan on mortgage 



$65 42 

2,616 63 

100 00 

653 50 

1,W9 15 



S4,634 70 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


SI, 275 83 


Provisions and supplies 


634 09 


Repairs and improvements 


1.503 57 


Interest and insurance 


262 78 


Light and fuel 


265 97 


Printing and postage . 


92 49 


Miscellaneous 


413 01 


Cash on hand 


186 96 



$4,634 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,300. 

Lowell. 
The Battles Home, 15 Belmont St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Rev. A. St. John Chambre, D.D., President; Rev. C. W. Hunt- 
ington, D.D., Secretary; William T. Sheppard, Treasurer; Mary C. 
Battles, Superintendent . 

Home for aged men, without conditions of age, creed, or resi- 
dence. Admission fee, S200. 

Number aided during year, 4. Number of beds, 5. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Admission fee 



$137 94 
997 47 
200 00 



$!1,335 41 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Returned to inmate who left 
Cash on hand 



$208 00 
803 10 
200 00 
124 31 

$1,335 41 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000 ; value of investments, $600. 

Children's Home, Lowell. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Solon W. Stevens, President; Edward W. Trull, Treasurer. 
Providing a temporary home for the care and support of minor 
children of all ages. 
No report. 



Faith Home, 249 "Westford St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 
Rev. A. R. Dilts, President; Miss Mary E. Drew, Clerk; Mrs. 
Georgianna Foss, Treasurer and Matron. 

To provide a Christian home for orphans and neglected and desti- 
tute children. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



139 



Number aided during year, 18, viz., 2 paying, 6 partly paying, 10 
free. Number of beds, 13. 



Dr. I Cr. 

Cash on hand . . . $20 00 ' Provisions and supplies 

Subscriptions and donations 1,039 17 Repairs and improvements 

Bequests .... 1,500 00 Interest on mortgage . 

On account of persons aided 300 00 Payment on mortgage . 

; Cash on hand 



$2,859 17 



. $1,246 81 


100 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


12 36 



$2,859 17 



Value of property owned [and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000. 



The Ladies' Gmeloos Chasodem Association, 147 Howard St., Lowell. (Incorpo- 
rated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1905.'^ 

Sarah Israel, President; David Siskind, Secretary ; Ida Rostler, 

Treasurer. 

To loan money to the poor without interest. 

Number aided during year, 25. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donat 



$385 56 
43 84 



$429 40 



Loaned . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



Cr. 



$202 50 

4 00 

222 90 

$429 40 



The Ijadies' Helping Hand Society, Mclntyre St., Lowell. (Lacorporated 1904.) 

Bertha Gertrude Paresky, President; Bessie Stein, Secretary; 
Lena Goldberg, Treasurer. 

To relieve the sick, and for general charitable purposes. 
No report. 



Lowell Day Nursery Association, 64 Kirk St. and 57 First St., LoweU. (Incor- 
porated 1899.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Rev. L. C. Manchester, D.D., President; Albert L. Bacheller, 
Secretary ; James Edward Gibson, Treasurer ; Miss Louise S. Bar- 
brick and Miss L. F. B. Young, Matrons. 

Care by the day of young children of working mothers. Charge 
of ten cents' each, or twenty-five cents for three, when able to 
pay. 

Number aided during year, 10,204. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



140 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Ou account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Annual fair .... 



$1,795 21 

805 05 

421 85 

2,906 74 



$5,928 85 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$1,658 37 

1,757 91 

427 83 

334 83 

1,749 91 




$5,928 85 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,527.25 ; value of other property, $10,500, viz., investments, 
$10,000 ; furniture, $500. 

Lowell Dispensary, 18 Shattuck St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1836.) 

Charles H. Hobson, President; James W. B. Shaw, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To furnish medicines and other needful articles and medical advice 
and relief to the sick poor of the city of Lowell. 

No report. 

The Lowell General Hospital, Varnum Ave., Lowell. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Jacob Rogers, President; William T. Sheppard, Secretary ; John 
F. Sawyer, Treasurer ; Arthur K. Drake, M.D., Superintendent. 

Treatment of persons needing medical and surgical attendance 
during temporary sickness or injury. 

Number aided during year, 409, viz., 147 paying, 214 partly pay- 
ing, 48 free. Number of beds, 41. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 30, viz., 6 men, 24 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $757 83 

Subscriptions and donations 51,213 26 

Bequests .... 3,017 25 

On account of persons aided 9,064 14 

Income from investments . 7,059 34 

Miscellaneous . . . 150 52 



$71,262 34 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and lighting 
Medical supplies and drugs 
Out-patient department 
Insurance 
Construction 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. $2,500 00 


6,700 24 


4,796 93 


1,449 54 


. 1,568 21 


1,019 44 


336 42 


313 88 


. 25,817 02 


556 77 


. 26,203 89 



$71,262 34 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$32,950 ; value of investments, $153,120.10. 



The Lowell Humane Society, 71 Central St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Frederick P. Marble, President; Mrs. George F. Richardson, 
Secretary; Miss Mary Nesmith, Treasurer ; C. F. Richardson, Agent. 
For the protection of children and dumb animals. 



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141 



Number of children aided during year, 287. 

Number of animals cared for during year, 1,476. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



S827 16 

295 00 

256 67 

35 10 

^1,413 93 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



^1,024 GO 

60 00 

63 44 

266 49 

$1,413 93 



Value of investments, $11,500. 



Old Ladies' Home, 520 Fletcher St., Lowell. (Lacorporated 1867.) 

• Report for year ending October 13, 1904. 

Mrs. Caroline A. Richardson, President ; Mrs. Sarah T. Young, 
Secretary; James Edward Gibson, Treasurer; Martha E. Mills, 
Matron. 

Home for single Protestant women at least sixty-five years of age, 
residents of Lowell for five years. Admission, S200, and convey- 
ance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 34. Number of beds, 34. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 2 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 


$1,382 74 


Cr. 
Investments during year 


SllO 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


118 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,814 64 


Bequests . . . . 


15,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,242 89 


Admission fees . 


400 00 


Repairs and improvements 


482 92 


Income from investments . 


4,248 17 


Miscellaneous 


45 00 


Miscellaneous 


222 50 


Cash on hand 


15,675 96 




321,371 41 


$21,371 41 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$41,150; value of investments, $85,170.64. 



St. John's Hospital, Bartlett and High Sts., Lowell. (Incorporated 1867.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Sister Agnes Sheehan, President and Superintendent ; Sister Terese 
Ulrich, Secretary ; Sister Martina Tragessor, Treasurer. 

Care of the sick, irrespective of creed, color, age, nationality, or 
residence. Insane persons, inebriates, and persons sufiPering from 
contagious diseases not usually admitted. 

Number aided during year, 631, viz., 320 paying, 205 partly pay- 
ing, 106 free. Number of beds, 80. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34, viz., 4 men, 30 women. 



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Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 
On account of persons aided 
Borrowed 
City patients 
County patients . 
State patients 
Miscellaneous 



^215 00 


5,868 21 


500 00 


7,842 61 


2,750 00 


1,675 00 


251 42 


550 00 


1,101 94 


$20,754 18 



Or. 



Salaries and wages 


. 


$3,500 21 


Provisions and supplies 


. 


7,250 08 


Repairs and improvements . 


3,200 00 


Fuel and light 




2,401 20 


Medicines and medical 


sup- 




plies .... 


. 


2,041 25 


Interest on loans . 


. 


1,002 24 


Insurance on property . 




300 00 


Miscellaneous 


. 


420 41 


Cash on hand 


* 


638 79 




$20,754 18 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

175,000. 



St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Cross St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Most Rev. John J. Williams, President; Rev. John J. McHugh, 
Secretary; Rev. William O'Brien, Treasurer; Mother Thomasina, 
Superintendent. 

Home for young working girls and old ladies, without distinction 
of creed, color, or nationality. 

Number aided during year, 370, viz., 76 paying, 64 partly paying, 
230 free. Number of beds, 72. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 1 man, 11 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



$382 57 

700 00 

8,004 93 



$9,087 50 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$1,388 75 


Provisions and supplies 


5,861 34 


Repairs and Improvements 


620 06 


Legal services 


350 00 


Fuel .... 


675 00 


Interest and insurance . 


105 00 


Cash on hand 


87 35 



$9,087 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000 ; value of furniture, etc., $3,500. 



Sheltering Arms Society, 15-17 Lawson St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Mrs. Almira Sturdeyvant, President; Mrs. F. Kinney, Secretary; 
Mrs. L. M. Dennis, Treasurer. 

Rescue work, and temporary shelter for elderly women and chil- 
dren without a home. 

Not yet in operation. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



143 



The Theodore Edson Orphanage, 13 Anne St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1824.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 
Rev. A. St. John Chambre, President ; Charles W. Eaton, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer ; Miss C. E. Newcomb, Matron. 

To maintain and educate orphan boys, and to provide them with 
comfortable Christian homes. 

Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 24. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Drawn from bank 



51,975 26 



Cr. 



S13 19 


Salaries and wages 


$775 00 


751 98 


Provisions and supplies 


1,036 38 


835 09 


Repairs and improvements 


75 90 


375 00 


Miscellaneous 


56 94 




Cash on hand 


31 04 



$1,975 26 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, 814,944.36. 



Tmstees of the Ayer Home, 159 Pawtucket St., Lowell. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Jacob Rogers, President; Hon. Frederick Lawton, Secretary; 
Moses Greeley Parker, Treasurer. 

Care of property, viz., owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,200; investments, $133,127.98. Income from investments paid 
over to : 

Ayer Home for Young Women and Children. 

Mrs. Harry R. Rice, President; Miss Mary A. Webster, Secretary; 
Charles A. Richardson, Treasurer ; Mrs. Annie G. Rouviere, Super- 
intendent. 

Home for boys from three to eight years of age, and girls over 
three years of age ; preference given to Lowell children. 

Number aided during year, 589, viz., 36 paying, 62 partly paying, 
491 free. Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



»6,174 83 



Cr. 



$46 45 


Salaries and wages 


$2,657 45 


418 42 


Provisions and supplies 


2,222 93 


843 25 


Repairs and improvements 


62 16 


4,866 71 


Water, fuel, light, etc. 


851 33 




Miscellaneous 


294 98 




Cash on hand 


85 99 



$6,174 83 



144 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Lyt^n. 

Associated Charities of Lynn, 10 City Hall Sq., Lynn. (Incorporated 1894.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1904. 

Frank C. Spinney, President; William E. Dorman, Secretary; 
Fred Miller, Treasurer; Miss Lotta S. Rand, General Secretary. 

To investigate cases of need and provide friendly visitors, main- 
tain a day nursery, free kindergarten, vacation schools, visiting 
nurses, etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,483, viz., 72 partly paying, 1,411 
free. Number of beds in day nursery, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Br. 



Cash on hand 
Subscriptions 
Day nursery fees 
Rent . 
Borrowed 



$82 04 
4,543 53 
206 05 
140 00 
500 00 


$5,471 62 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Day nursery .... 
Kindergarten 

Rent 

Lynn Hospital, for visiting 
nurses .... 
Miscellaneous 



$2,000 58 

1,632 23 

899 90 

306 00 

212 50 
420 41 

$5,471 62 



Boys' Club of Lynn, 169 Liberty St., Ljmn. (Licorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending October 1, 1905. 

George R. Beardsell, President; George H. Breed, Secretary; 
William R. C. Stephenson, Treasurer; George C. Dorr, Superin- 
tendent. 

To promote among boys and young men in Lynn and vicinity 
temperance, morality, and right living, by the establishment and 
maintenance of places for reading rooms, libraries, social meet- 
ings, etc. 

Number aided during year, 1,000. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$3,268 71 



Cr. 



$770 00 


Salaries and wages 


$1,567 04 


2,498 71 


Repairs and improvements . 


529 40 




Payment on building . 


1,100 00 




Cash on hand 


72 27 



$3,268 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$4,600, — mortgage, $3,500 ; value of equipment, etc., $300. 



Part 11.] CHAmTABLE COKPORATIONS. 



145 



Eliza J, Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Walter E. Symonds, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for aged couples and others. 

No report. 

Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, 42 High St. and 5 and 7 Oxford St., Lynn. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

James A. Keown, M.D., President; Katherine B. MacAdam, Sec- 
retary ; Annie Keown, Treasurer ; Gertrude A. Liddell, Matron. 

To give medical and surgical service, substituting, as far as possi- 
ble, cooperation for charity. 

Number aided during year, 1,584, viz., 216 paying, 884 partly 
paying, 484 free. Number gf beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 3 men, 9 women. 



Dr 



Cash on hand 


3264 37 


Subscriptions and donations 


54 00 


On account of persons aided 


3,600 39 


Drugs, etc 


2,413 08 


Sale of certificates 


446 00 


Loans, etc 


1,736 71 


Miscellaneous 


70 44 



$8,584 99 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,249 29 


Provisions and supplies 


1,338 84 


Repairs and improvements 


548 06 


Drugs, rent, etc. . 


2,900 52 


Interest on real estate . 


212 50 


Miscellaneous 


294 33 


Cash on hand 


41 45 




$8,584 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,500; value of furniture, instruments, etc., $5,500. 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Nehemiah Lee, President; William S. Burrill, Secretary ; Walter 
E. Symonds, Treasurer. 

Providing for the support of aged indigent men. 
No report. 



Lynn Home for Aged "Women, 197 No. Common St., Lynn. (Incorporated 

1874.) 

Report for year ending October 9, 1904. 

James S. Newhall, President; Maria L. Johnson, Secretary ; Wil- 
liam O. Newhall, Treasurer ; Mrs. Harriet M.Walsh, Superintendent. 

Home for worthy Protestant women of American birth, at least 
sixty-five years of age, residents of Lynn for ten years. Admission 
fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 21. Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



146 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$37 01 


Subscriptions and donations 


911 00 


Bequests 


950 00 


Admission fees 


500 00 


Income from investments 


2,257 00 


Payment on note . 


100 00 


Miscellaneous 


138 90 



$4,893 91 



Cr. 



Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance 
Funeral expenses . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


S950 00 

1,320 36 

1,861 26 

386 08 

60 60 

41 00 

33 74 

240 87 



$4,893 91 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$22,000; value of investments. $52,073.75. 



Ljmn Hospital, 212 Boston St., Lynn. (Incorporated 1880.) 
Report for year ending December 19, 1904. 

Luther S. Johnson, President; Howard Mudge Newhall, Clerk; 
Walter E. Symonds, Treasurer ; Chauncey C. Sheldon, M.D., Su- 
perintendent. 

To establish and maintain in the city of Lynn a hospital to fur- 
nish medical and surgical treatment for persons in need of such treat- 
ment. 

Number aided during year, 1,441, viz., 250 paying, 300 partly pay- 
ing, 891 free ; also 14,592 out-patients. Number of beds, 125. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 44, viz., 6 men, 38 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Investments paid . 
On account of new addition 

to hospital 
*' Hospital Day" collections 
Miscellaneous 



$11,438 40 


6,545 50 


14,833 82 


3,341 78 


4,164 57 


480 00 


18,728 96 


5,285 92 


526 91 


$65,345 86 



Cr 



Salaries and wages 


$10,727 92 


Provisions and supplies 


12,296 14 


Medical supplies, etc. . 


3,005 56 


Repairs and improvements . 


120 99 


On account of new addition 




to hospital 


26,620 86 


Miscellaneous 


2,601 06 


Cash on hand 


9,973 33 




$65,345 86 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
.$90,000; value of other property, $81,429.92, viz., investments, 
$76,429.92; furniture, $5,000. 



Union Hospital, Linwood Road, Lynn. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
George B. Carr, M.D., President; Eugene M. Dollofif, M.D., Sec- 
retary; S. Manning Perkins, M.D., Treasurer ; Melvin A. Harmon, 
M.D., Superiyitendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 405, viz., 352 paying, 22 partly pay- 
ing, 31 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 1 man, 22 women. 



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147 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 
Entertainments 
Miscellaneous 



i$l,270 00 


(Jr. 
Salaries and wages 


. ^4,618 12 


12,842 13 


Provisions and supplies 


4,055 25 


2,198 14 


Repairs and improvements 


1,080 66 


100 27 


Drugs and sundries 


1,060 91 




Fuel and light 


1,536 80 




Surgical supplies . 


696 69 




Interest, insurance and tele 






phone 


420 92 




Miscellaneous 


279 52 




Cash on hand 


2,661 77 


S16,410 54 


l$16,410 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000. 

Maldkn. 

The Associated Charities of Maiden, City Hall, Maiden. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending May 12, 1905. 

Costello C. Converse, President; Clarence A. Perkins, Clerk; 
P>ank L. Locke, Treasurer ; Mrs. Edith S. McDonald, General Sec- 
retary. 

For the purpose of securing tbe concurrent and harmonious action 
of tbe different charities of Maiden, and cooperating with them in 
the general work of assisting the needy and unfortunate. 

Number of cases investigated, 222. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand .... 
Subscriptions and donations 



^1,340 93 



Cr. 



$107 50 


Salaries and wages 


lg;600 00 


1,233 43 


Printing and stationery 
Telephone, postage and office 


144 21 




expenses .... 


90 89 




Miscellaneous 


263 50 




Cash on hand 


242 33 



$1,340 93 



The Maiden Boys' Club, 108 Ferry St., Maiden. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending October 14, 1904. 
George E. Hanscom, President; Willard C. Tilson, Secretary; 
Harvey L. Thompson, Treasurer ; J. L. Dixon, Managing Director. 

A reading room and gymnasium for boys ; classes in printing, 
cobbling, carpentry, cane seating, basket weaving, etc. 
Number aided during year, 625. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 7 men, 2 women. 



Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



S13 50 

2,816 76 

21 00 



82,851 26 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


^1,191 56 


Repairs and improvements 


290 14 


Rent .... 


600 00 


Miscellaneous 


567 81 


Cash on hand 


201 76 




82,851 26 



Value of furniture, etc., $400. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARlTr. [P. D. 17. 



Maiden Home for Aged Persons, 526-528 Main St., Maiden. (Incorporated 

1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Joshua H. Millett, President; William D. Hawley, Secretary; 
James O. Otis, Treasurer ; Mrs. Louise C. Cummings, Matron. 

Home for Protestants of American parentage, at least sixty-five 
years of age, residents of Maiden for ten years. Admission fee, 
$275. 

Number aided during year, 26. Number of beds, 33. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Br. 



Cash on hand 


8471 75 


Subscriptions and donations 710 52 


Bequests 


1,000 00 


Income from investments 


2,247 88 


Admission fees . 


1,650 00 


Fairs, sales, etc. . 


766 78 


Miscellaneous 


300 00 




!$7,146 93 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$150 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,666 76 


Provisions and supplies 


2,643 89 


Repairs and improvements 


476 54 


Interest and taxes 


251 51 


Miscellaneous 


97 86 


Cash on hand 


1,860 37 



$7,146 93 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
647,803.83 ; value of investments, $47,791.34. 



Maiden Hospital, Hospital Road, Maiden. (Incorporated 1890.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Albert H. Davenport, President; Harry Hudson Barrett, Secre- 
tary; John M. Corbett, Treasurer; Alice M. Hodgson, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of the sick, without conditions of age, sex, color, nationality, 
creed, or residence. Insane, incurable, venereal, and contagious 
diseases excepted. 

Number aided during year, 485, viz., 137 paying, 229 partly pay- 
ing, 119 free. Number of beds, 56. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 3 men, 28 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


^3,000 26 


Investments during year 


S;il,406 25 


Subscriptions and donations 


329 81 


Salaries and wages 


6,535 79 


Bequests .... 


2,500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


11,156 73 


On account of persons aided 


11,778 61 


Repairs and improvements 


1,455 14 


Income from investments . 


12,483 99 


Ligliting 


766 97 


On account of mortgages 


1,025 00 


Insurance 


185 00 


Sale of bonds 


6,100 00 


Telephone and printing 


239 76 


Sale of hospital supplies 


164 14 


Water and taxes . 


721 68 


Miscellaneous 


378 61 


Miscellaneous 


870 18 






Cash on hand 


4,422 92 




S37,760 42 


^37,760 42 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate puri)oses, 
58,000; value of investments, $236,272.61. 



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149 



Maiden Industrial Aid Society, 21 Ferry St., Maiden. (Incorporated 1883.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

E. F. Bickford, President; Miss E. May Lord, Secretary ; Walter 
E. Piper, Treasurer; Miss Mary H. Sharpe, Superintendent. 

Relief of needy poor of Maiden, including day nursery and district 
nursing. 

Number aided during year, 25 families and 23 in nursery. Number 
of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand . . . S13 42 


Investments during year 


828,000 00 


Subscriptions and donations 1,109 48 


Salaries and wages 


1,400 59 


Bequests .... 28,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,033 33 


Nursery fees ... 281 50 


Repairs and improvements 


33 20 


Income from investments . fi37 34 


Miscellaneous 


18 03 


Invested funds used . . 516 22 


Cash on hand 


76 41 


Miscellaneous ... 3 60 






$30,561 56 


330,561 56 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000 ; value of investments, 833,179.35. 



Marblehead. 

Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead, (Incorporated 1845.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Eliza S. Graves, President; Mrs. Mary L. Goldthwaite, 
Secretary ; Miss Elizabeth B. Brown, Treasurer. 
To help the aged and infirm poor. 
Number aided during year, 16. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



S20 99 


Paid to beneficiaries . 


S;306 00 


262 92 


Cash on hand 


17 53 


31 93 






7 69 







$323 53 



S323 53 



Value of investments, $3,300. 



Marlborough. 

Marlborough Hospital, Hildreth St., Marlborough. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1905. 
Dr. C. T. Warner, President; C. F. Weeks, Secretary; D. W. 
Powers, Treasurer ; Miss M. O. Robbins, Matron. 

To establish and maintain a hospital for medical and surgical 
treatment during temporary sickness or injury. 



150 



STATE BOARD OF CHARriY. [P. D. 17. 



Number aided during year, 279, viz., 225 paying, 26 partly pay- 
ing, 28 free. Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequest . . . . 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments, 

funds, and deposits . 
Barbecue .... 



$2,591 43 
3,786 30 
5,000 00 
5,440 50 

1,601 77 
2,209 56 



$20,629 56 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


S5,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


3,167 22 


Provisions and supplies 


3,237 95 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,514 77 


Interest and payment on 




mortgage .... 


3,931 97 


Miscellaneous 


675 00 


Cash on hand 


3,102 65 




$20,629 56 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000 ; value of investments, $5,000. 



Med FORD. 

Medford Home for Aged Men and Women, 66 South St., Medford. (IncoriK)- 

rated 1901.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Miss Alice A. Ayres, President ; Mrs. Lidian E. Bridge, Secretary ; 
George J. Porter, Treasurer ; Mrs. C. C. Newcomb, Matron. 

Home for aged men and women, residents of Medford for ten years. 
Entrance fee, $200 for single persons, $300 for couples. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequest .... 

Entrance fee, part payment 
Drawn from savings bank . 
Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 

$2,747 45 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,250; value of other property, $2,863.44, viz., investments, 
$1,863.44; real estate, $1,000. 



$483 95 


1,111 50 


500 00 


48 00 


500 00 


104 00 


$2,747 45 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$77 24 


Salaries and wages 


598 34 


Provisions and supplies 


956 65 


Repairs and improvements 


126 40 


Nursing and medicines 


290 98 


Miscellaneous 


263 58 


Cash on hand 


434 26 



The Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, Mroburn St., West Medford. 

(Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 
Elizabeth B. Wheelwright, President; Sarah W. Hallowell, Secre- 
tary ; N. P. Hallowell, Treasurer ; Eliza L. Clark, Superintendent. 
Home and instruction for little deaf children. 
Number aided during year, 19. Number of beds, 12. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



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151 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



86,536 76 


Investments during year 


82,000 00 


1,140 1:5 


Salaries and wages 


2,923 72 


2,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,204 72 


2.818 91 


Repairs and improvements 


269 22 


2,828 03 


Miscellaneous 


3.32 41 


66 53 


Cash on hand 


7,160 29 


!$14,890 36 


$14,890 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of other property, $54,301.25, viz., investments, 
$53,301.25; furniture, $1,000. 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford. (Incorporated 1901.) 

A. Freedman, President; Abram Weinberg, Treasurer. 
Benevolent, charitable, and social purposes. 
No report. 

Melrose. 

Melrose Hospital Association, 75 Myrtle St., Melrose. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Royal P. Barry, President; Mrs. A. Maria Barry, Secretary; 
Decius Beebe, Treasurer ; Lucy I. Des Brisay, Superintendent. 
Hospital for sick and disabled persons of both sexes. 
No report. 

MiDDLEBOROUGH. 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, 59 Everett St., Middleborough. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900.) 

David G. Pratt, President; Mary B. Glidden, Secretary ; Harriet 
M. S. Washburn, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for destitute worthy aged people. 

Cash on hand, $5,019.91. 

Value of property owned and to be occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $3,780. 

Not yet opened. 

MlLFORD. 

Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford. (Incorporated 1892.) 

I. N. Davis, President and Treasurer ; C. A. Sumner, Secretary. 
To establish a home for old people. 
Cash in savings bank, $4,248.33. 
Not yet opened. 



Milford Hospital, corner Main and Prospect Sts., Milford. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending June 1, liK)5. 

G. B. Williams, President; J. F. Hickey, Secretary; Orlando 
Avery, Treasurer ; Miss H. F. Seavey, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of sick and disabled persons. 



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Number aided during year, 178, viz., 175 paying, 1 partly paying, 
2 free. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


^8,959 12 


Investments during year 


S5,752 50 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,898 04 


Salaries and wages 


4,169 40 


On account of persons aided . 


4,477 25 


Provisions and supplies 


1,864 67 


Income from investments . 


1,089 30 


Coal and fuel 


842 75 


Field day . . . . 


1,575 21 


Drugs and medicine 


351 88 


Hospital Aid Association . 


800 00 


Lighting 


304 24 






Miscellaneous 


1,058 83 






Cash on hand 


6,454 65 




S20,798 92 


^20,798 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of other property, $20,752.50, viz., investments, 
$15,752.50; furniture, etc., $5,000. 

MiLLBURY. 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Park Hill, Millbury. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas Griffin, President; Thomas A. Dowd, Secretary ; 
James McCormick, Treasurer ; Brother Sylvester, Superintendent. 

Education of homeless and neglected boys of all denominations. 

Number aided during year, 140, viz., 60 paying, 30 partly paying, 
50 free. Number of beds, 75. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



! Cr. 

$34 29 Salaries and wages 

7,322 36 I Provisions and supplies 

3,092 03 i Repairs and improvements 

I Cash on hand 



$10,448 68 



S718 56 
4,911 16 
3,793 56 
1,025 40 

$10,448 68 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,000. 

Milton. 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Blue Hills Parkway, 
Milton. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending May 12, 1905. 

Ferdinand Strauss, President; Jacob M. Spitz, Secretary ; Joseph 
M. Herman, Treasurer ; Rev. Solomon Schindler, Superintendent. 

Home for Hebrews over sixty years of age, residents of Boston 
for more than fifteen j^ears ; and for orphans whose parents have 
resided in Boston three years. 



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153 



Number aided during year, 59, viz., 1 paying, 58 free. Number 
of beds, 74. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12, viz., 4 men, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Federation of Jewish Char- 
ities 

Boylston Educational Fund 
Miscellaneous 



S2,373 92 

4,706 97 

3,000 00 

504 00 

1,353 03 

3,450 00 

312 00 

13 95 


Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Insurance 
Cash on hand 


S3,432 15 

6,877 12 

959 57 

932 50 

3,512 53 


$15,713 87 


$15,713 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$59,178.58 ; value of investments, $27,967.50. 



The Milton Convalescent Home, corner of Canton Ave. and Thatcher St., Milton. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1905. 

Eev. Roderick Stebbins, Presideyit ; Miss M. L. Richardson, Sec- 
retary; Miss Harriet Ware, Treasurer ; Miss E. J. O'Brien, Matron. 

For women and children, convalescent or debilitated ; no con- 
sumptives received; no discrimination as to color or religion ; those 
pay board who can do so. 

Number aided during year, 232, viz., 16 paying, 216 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Interest on deposits 
In savings bank . 



$3,748 27 



S177 74 
2,856 20 

104 32 
10 01 

600 00 


33,748 27 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$802 86 


Provisions and supplies 


1,563 06 


Repairs and improvements 


91 15 


Telephone, printing, etc. 


112 60 


Deposits in savings bank 


600 00 


Miscellaneous 


35 60 


Cash on hand 


543 00 



Swift Charity, Milton. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Amor L. Hollingsworth, President; Samuel Gannett, Secretary; 
Spencer W. Richardson, Treasurer. 

For the aid of deserving persons in the town of Milton, including 
the lending of money on mortgages at low rates of interest to poor 
women. 

Number aided during year, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



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Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


. $1,830 93 


Salaries and wages 


$30 00 


Income from investments 


798 00 


Charity 


352 00 






Swift monument . 


113 00 






Miscellaneous 


10 00 






Cash on hand 


. 2,123 93 




S2,628 93 


$2,628 93 



Value of investments, $16,963.98. 



Montague. 

The Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, Mass., Montague City. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Sister Mary Carmel, Sec- 
retary and Superior; Catherine Horan, Treasurer. 

Treatment of curable medical and surgical cases. 

Number aided during year, 250, viz., 158 paying, 26 partly pay- 
ing, QQ free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 2 men, 19 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $273 40 

Subscriptions and donations 2,833 65 

On account of persons aided 6,701 11 



$9,808 16 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$2,278 35 

6,164 81 

950 00 

215 00 

200 00 

$9,808 16 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000. 

Nantucket. 

Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1894.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Catharine Starbuck, President; M. Frances Devlan, Secre- 
tary ; Sarah B. Swain, Treasurer. 
Care of indigent children. 
Number aided during year, 8. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$235 57 

32 GO 

235 90 

$503 47 



Cr. 



Care of children 
Cash on hand 



$388 21 
115 26 



$503 47 



Value of investments, $4,800. 



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155 



Helping Hand Society, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Mrs. Mary A. Simpson, President and Treasurer; Mrs. Olive B. 
Meader, Secretary. 

To help the worthy poor of all classes. 
Number aided during year, 3. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 



|;244 97 

32 60 

4 24 

$281 81 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$12 00 

32 73 

237 08 



$281 81 



Ladies Howard Society of Nantucket, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1846.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
Judith J. Fish, President; Anna C. Rule, Secretary ; Lucretia R. 
Cartwright, Treasurer. 
To assist the needy. 
Number aided during year, 11. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest on deposits 
Drawn from bank 



$18 12 
27 00 
76 40 
80 00 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 

Cash given . 
Cash on hand 


$1 50 

160 00 

40 02 


$201 52 


$201 52 



Deposits in savings banks, $1,820. 



The Relief Association, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending January 20, 1905. 
Mrs. Maria T. Swain, President; Miss Phebe W. Bunker, Secre- 
tary ; Mrs. Annie C. Brock, Treasurer. 

To keep worthy aged poor from the town almshouse. 
Number aided during year, 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 


$213 77 

73 00 

5,000 00 

517 82 


Cash given . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


Cr. 


$665 50 

14 25 

5,124 84 



$5,804 59 



$5,804 59 



Value of investments, $13,543.87. 



156 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Union Benevolent Society, Nantucket. (Incorporated 1883.) 
Report for year ending May 7, 1905. 
Mrs. Susan C. Gardner, President; Mrs. Nancy J. Allen, Secre- 
tary ; Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Treasurer. 
To supply needy children with clothing. 
Number aided during year, 72. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $91 98 

Subscriptions and donations 5 92 

Bequests .... 1,000 00 

Income from investments . 305 61 



$1,403 51 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


. $1,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


10 00 


Supplies 


171 30 


Cash on hand 


222 21 



$1,403 51 



Value of investments, $6,597.51. 



Natick. 
Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Edward Clark, President and Treasurer ; William Nutt, Secretary. 
To establish and maintain a home for old persons of respectable 
character. 

Not yet opened. 

New Bedford. 

Association for the Relief of Aged "Women of New Bedford, New Bedford. (In- 
corporated 1866.) 

Report for eleven months ending April 1, 1905. 

Mrs. Charles W. Clifford, President; Mrs. Frank Wood, Secretary ; 
Miss Elizabeth Watson, Treasurer. 

Relief of aged and worthy American women, at least sixty years 
of age, and residents of New Bedford for five years. 

Number aided during year, 100. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 

Loan 

Bond called .... 


$137 79 
1,242 00 
1,000 00 
7,216 38 
3,074 78 
1,030 00 


Or. 

Investments during year 
To beneficiaries . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


. $6,327 08 

7,077 20 

104 95 

191 72 




$13,700 95 


$13,700 95 



Value of investments, $125,275.49. 



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157 



The Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, 12 Market St., New Bedford. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 30, 1904. 

Isaac B. Tompkins, Jr., President; George H. Tripp, Secretary; 
Emma J. Tripp, Treasurer ; INIay L. Shepard, Superintendent, 

To prevent begging and imposition, diminisli pauperism, and en- 
courage thrift, self-dependence, and industry. 

Number aided during year, 410. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 



850 06 

426 00 

70 16 

295 85 



S842 07 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Supplies 
Rent . 
Cash on hand 



S750 00 

52 46 

35 00 

4 61 

§842 07 



Value of investments. So, 000. 



Ladies City Mission Society in New Bedford. Dispensary, 755 South First St. ; 
Rescue Home, 25 North Water St. ; Wood Yard, 5 Leonard St., New Bed- 
ford. (Incorporated 1868.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. M. E. Bushnell, President; Mrs. H. K. Millikeu, Secre- 
tary; Miss B. B. Wiuslow, Treasurer; Rev. C. F. Hersey, Super- 
intendent. 

To help the needy, chiefly by maintaining (1) a medical dispensary, 
(2) a lodging-house, (3) a wood-yard. 

Number aided during year, about 2,500. Number of beds, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 3 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations, 

etc 

Income from investments . 
Sale of wood and payments 

for lodgings 
Dispensary .... 
Drawn from bank 



S2,357 27 

6, .395 64 
482 40 

3,223 94 

30 15 

900 00 



S;13,389 40 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supplies 

On account of building 
Wood .... 
"Wood yard and industrial 

work .... 
Insurance 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



^2,917 00 
1,518 28 
2,807 82 
2.064 48 

2,629 78 
360 00 
422 70 
669 34 

813,389 40 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$26,500 ; value of investments, 87,200. 



158 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



New Bedford Day Nursery. North End Branch, 16 Howard St., New Bedford ; 
South End Branch, 191 County St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending May 3, 1905. 

Miss Elise Swift, President; Miss Alice Wood, Secretary; Mrs. 

Albert W. Holmes, Treasurer; Mrs. Susan T. Ashley, Matron of 

North End Branch ; Miss Villa Hodsdon, Matron of South End 

Branch. 

Care of children of working parents during the day. Parents pay 

ten cents per day. 

Number aided during year, 198. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Corporation note paid . 
Entertainments . 
Drawn from bank 
Miscellaneous 



$107 05 

2,987 34 

1,110 69 

100 00 

1,000 00 

318 75 

158 04 

26 00 

$5,807 87 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,002 75 

1,551 53 

1,171 46 

98 86 

300 00 

3 00 

1,680 27 



$5,807 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of investments, $3,180. 



New Bedford Dorcas Society, 12 Market St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1888.) 
Report for year ending April 1, 1905. 

Mrs. Esther G. Gifford, President; Annette M. C. Jahn, Secretary; 
Louisa A. Wilbor, Treasurer. 

To distribute clothing and bedding among poor Protestants of 
good character. 

Number aided during year, 368. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . ... 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$18 08 

68 00 

466 56 

1 07 



$553 71 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and suppli 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$10 00 


501 29 


2 20 


40 22 



$553 71 



Value of investments, $6,119.75. 



New Bedford Home for Aged, 121 Cedar St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Mary Sulis, President; Elizabeth C. Carter, Clerk; Elizabeth W. 
Scarborough, Treasurer; Harriet A. Mitchell, Matroii. 

Home for indigent men and women over sixty years of age, resi- 



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159 



dents of New Bedford, without restriction of creed. No admission 
fee. Monthly payments from inmates able to make them. 

Number aided during year, 4, viz., 1 paying, 3 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



^1,517 77 

763 46 

132 50 

59 70 

174 23 


!$2,647 66 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent .... 
Purchase of land . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$207 69 
189 64 
169 89 
218 74 
375 00 
296 33 

1,190 37 

$2,647 66 



Value of investments, $1,595.38. 



New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, New Bedford. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending February 24, 1905. 

Miss Katharine Cummerford, President; Miss Elise Swift, Secre- 
tary; Miss Sarah E. Seabury, Treasurer; Miss Grace E. Baker and 
Miss Nellie F. Cummings, Visiting Nnrses. 

To care for the sick poor in their homes, and to give instruction in 
home nursing. 

Number aided during year, 315, viz., 120 paying, 195 free. 

Number of paid officers or emploj^ees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments . 


$46 41 
995 50 
433 88 

72 72 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 


. $1,409 76 

100 35 

38 40 



$1,548 51 



$1,548 51 



Value of investments. Si, 800. 



New Bedford Orphans' Home, Taber St., New Bedford. (Incorporated 1843.) 
Report for year ending May 13, 1905. 

Mrs. William J. Rotch, President; Mrs. Thomas H. Knowles, 
Secretary ; Miss Annie P. Allen, Treasurer; Miss E. M. Fletcher, 
Matron. 

Care of orphans and destitute children, generally between the ages 
of eighteen months and nine years. 

Number aided during year, 56, viz., 10 partly paying, 4G free. 
Number of beds, 46. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 

and deposits 
Drawn from bank 
Sale of land .... 
Loan 



$344 56 


1,438 85 


500 00 


290 00 


6,030 58 


4,890 55 


1,097 49 


900 00 


$15,492 03 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$4,890 55 


Salaries and wages 


2,376 74 


Provisions and supplies 


4,107 13 


Repairs and improvements . 


545 06 


Board of children out of town 


464 78 


Tax on land .... 


60 96 


Loan 


900 00 


Deposited in savings bank . 


1,997 49 


Miscellaneous 


74 21 


Cash on hand 


75 11 




$15,492 03 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,202.67; value of investments, $120,936.32. 



New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, QQ Allen St., New Bed- 
ford. (Incorporated 1859.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1906. 

Miss Betsey B. Winslow, President; Mrs. E. F. Hitchcock, Secre- 
tary ; Emma J. Tripp, Treasurer; Mrs. Carrie F. King, Superin- 
tendent. 

To provide a home for the reform, relief, and encouragement of 
women who have strayed from the path of virtue ; also for destitute 
women needing temporary shelter. 

Number aided during year, 27. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Drawn from bank 


$73 55 
40 25 
100 00 
425 12 
500 00 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 


$313 55 
497 11 
328 26 



$1,138 92 



$1,138 92 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,600; value of investments, $10,957.22. 



St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, corner Allen and Page Sts., New Bedford. 

(Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 

Charles W. Clifford, President; E. Williams Hervey, Secretary; 
Charles W. Plummer, Treasurer; Miss C. D. ^oyes^ Sxqyerintendent. 

Care of the sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 771, viz., 128 paying, 300 partly pay- 
ing, 343 free. Number of beds, 64. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 43, viz., 3 men, 40 women. 



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161 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Bills receivable . 
Investments matured . 
Miscellaneous 



8137 



,707 71 i 


,951 52 


,000 00 


,124 98 


,138 87 


,000 00 


,254 61 


673 04 


,850 73 



Cr. 

Investments during year .8104,156 28 

Salaries and wages . . 7,618 80 

Provisions and supplies . 11,684 88 

Repairs and improvements . 1,709 86 

Lighting, water rates, care of 

grounds, etc. . . . 3,746 44 

Miscellaneous . . . 671 76 

Cash on hand . . . 8,262 71 

8137,850 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$194,878.10; value of investments, $194,810.85. 



St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, corner Kempton and Liberty Sts., New Bed- 
ford. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rev. James F. Clark, President; Sister M. Jumperia, Secretary 
and Superior ; Rev. H. J. Smyth, Treasurer. 

Care of orphans over two years of age, and aged persons at least 
sixty years of age, within the limits of six Catholic parishes of New 
Bedford. 

Number aided during year, 125, viz., 7 paying, 118 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 111. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 


81,633 53 

3.014 55 

620 49 

565 75 

58 00 


Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Debt paid 

Taxes .... 
Cash on hand 


81,486 00 

1,008 98 

3,000 00 

54 72 

342 62 




85,892 32 


85,892 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $3,000. 



Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Morgan Rotch, President; Oliver Prescott, Jr., Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

To administer the trust fund given by the will of James Arnold of 
New Bedford, for the benefit of the worthy poor of the city of 
New Bedford. 

Number aided during year, 10 individuals and 4 associations. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Cash on baud 

Income from investments 

Bond called . 

Sinking fund interest . 





Cr. 




S2,712 23 


Investments during year 


$1,205 00 


5,844 10 


Salaries and wages 


25 00 


1,000 00 


Beneficiaries 


5,625 00 


100 00 


Sinking funds 

Accrued interest on invest 


310 00 




ment .... 


13 50 




Miscellaneous 


3 00 




Cash on hand 


2,474 83 


$9,656 33 


$9,656 33 



Value of investments, $119,775.85. 



Union for Good Works, Market St., lHev/ Bedford. (Incorporated 1872.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Oliver Prescott, Jr., President; Chas. S. Kelley, Jr., Secretary; 
James P. Francis, Treasurer ; Miss Agnes Snow, Superinteiident of 
Depository ; Miss Clara B. Watson, Superintendent of Boys' Amuse- 
ment Booms. 

Charity and work for the good of young people, including fruit and 
flower missions, sewing mission, relief work, etc. 

Number aided during year not given. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests 

Income from investments 
James Arnold Fund . 
From depository committee 
Rental of rooms . 
Investments for re-invest 

ment .... 
Miscellaneous 



$192 52 
1,476 00 
1,000 00 
2,706 10 
3,500 00 
400 00 
48 00 

16,517 77 
6 58 


$25,846 97 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$16,319 06 


Salaries and wages 


2,075 60 


Heating and lighting . 


687 19 


Lunch room expenses . 


312 92 


Relief, etc., given 


4,125 00 


Bills payable 


935 38 


Miscellaneous 


708 04 


Cash on hand 


683 78 




$25,846 97 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
$46,518.01 ; value of investments, $59,793.25. 



Newbury. 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, High St., New^bury. (Incorporated 

1856.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Helen Moody, President; Mrs. Addie E. Knight, Secretary 

and Treasurer. 

To help the neighborhood poor. 

Number aided during year, 7. 



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1G3 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$92 01 
82 46 



$174 47 



Gr. 
Repairs and improvements 
Helping the poor . 
Cash on hand 



$150 97 

8 00 

16 60 

$174 47 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,500. 

Newburyport. 

Anna Jaques Hospital, Broad St., Newburyport. (Incorporated 1884,) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Francis A. Howe, M.D., President; Charles Thurlow, Secretary ; 
Henry B. Little, Treasurer ; Miss Brenda F. Mattice, Superintendent. 

A hospital for the sick of Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, 
Amesbury, and Salisbury. 

Number aided during year, 289, viz., 68 paying, 72 partly paying, 
149 free. Number of beds, 34. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 29, viz., 3 men, 26 women, 
including 12 pupil nurses. 



I)r. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
New building fund 
Notes payable 
Miscellaneous 



$599 45 


8,405 27 


51 71 


4,437 29 


4,938 M 


32,102 19 


9,000 00 


13 10 


$59,547 35 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
New buildings and grounds 
New furnishings . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$50 00 


5,382 57 


7,359 17 


3,173 99 


34,550 32 


7,656 06 


761 42 


613 82 


$59,547 36 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,471.49 ; value of other property, $128,322.96, viz., investments, 
$117,880; furnishings, $10,442.96. 

General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport. (Incorporated 1856.) 
Report for year ending October 26, 1904. 

, President; Miss Ellen P. Getchell, Secretary; Miss H. B. 

Osgood, Treasurer. 

Aiding the worthy poor of all nationalities. 

Number aided duriog year, 75 families. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 



$0 71 

63 30 

2.124 63 

821 03 



$3,009 67 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



$2,124 63 

852 44 

32 60 



$3,009 67 



Value of investments, $24,350. 



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Newbiirjrport Bethel Society, Newburyport. (Incorporated 1857.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 
Miss Susan N. Brown, President; Miss Fannie E. Pettingell, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Abby L. Bray, Treasurer. 

Temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen and widows of deceased 
seamen. 

Number aided during year, 15. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 


$88 01 

57 05 

220 72 


Cr. 
Charitable expenses 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


. $236 80 

13 40 

115 58 



$365 78 



$365 78 



Value of investments, about $4,300. 



Newburyport Female Charitable Society, Newburjrport. (Incorporated 1805.) 
Report for year ending June 10, 1905. 
Mrs. Perley Plummer, President; Miss Elizabeth C. Moulton, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To aid needy orphan girls under twelve years of age. 
Number aided during year, 5. 



Dr. 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 


$100 00 

100 50 

13 00 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Paid to beneficiaries . 
Cash on hand 


$100 00 
87 00 
26 60 



$213 50 



Value of investments, $2,240. 



$213 60 



The Newburyport Homoeopathic Hospital, 267 High St., Newburyport. (Incor- 
porated 1893.) 

Geo. W. Worcester, M.D., President; Chas. F. Johnson, M.D., 
Secretary ; Charles F. A. Hall, M.D., Treasurer. 

To establish, support, and maintain a homoeopathic hospital in the 
city of Newburyport, in which sick and disabled persons of said city 
may be attended, cared for, and treated by homoeopathic physicians 
and surgeons. 

Cash on hand, $2,099.07. 

Value of property owned and to be occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $30,000. 

Hospital not yet opened on account of lack of funds. 



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165 



Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport. (Incorporated 1818.) 
Report for year ending October 20, 1904. 

Charles A. Currier, President; Edward A. Hale, Secretary ; John 
H. Balch, Jr., Treasurer. 

Relief to aged and sick poor. 

Number aided during year, 105. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



3332 26 
31 75 

1,652 56 
35 96 


»2,062 63 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash donations to poor per 

sons .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



^200 00 
63 06 

1,680 75 

26 

108 47 

$2,052 53 



Value of investments, $37,389.70. 

The Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, 75 High St. , Newbury- 
port. (Incorporated 1839.) 

Report for year ending April 15, 1906. 

Catherine G. Shaw, President; Susan I. Adams, Secretary ; Frank 
O. Woods, Treasurer; Lucy J. Little, Matron. 

Home for aged worthy Protestant women, at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Newburyport; also outside aid. Admission fee, 
$50. 

Number aided during year, 13 in the Home, 70 outside. Number 
of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 2 men, 4 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 


$457 73 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 


31,291 47 


Bequests 


100 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,229 08 


Income from investments 


. 5,516 78 


Repairs and improvements 


81 28 


Membership fees . 


56 00 


Outside relief 


1,204 98 


Bank tax refunded 


49 08 


Miscellaneous 


22 66 


Miscellaneous 


38 12 


Cash on hand 


2,388 26 




»6,217 71 


»6,217 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $118,106.65. 



Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, 331 High St., Newburyport. 

(Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

L. W. Sargent, Preside)) t ; Luther Dame, Secretary; Paul A. 
Merrill, Treasurer; Herbert Mutch, Superintendent. 

Home for men at least sixty-five years of age, residents of New- 
buryport for fifteen years. 



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Number aided during year, 8, viz., 1 paying, 1 partly paying, 6 free. 

Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. Superintendent 
receives no salary, but is paid a fixed amount for the board of each 
inmate. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



§218 45 
588 00 

4,555 28 
273 21 

1,292 46 

«6,927 40 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S5,4.34 38 

1,387 19 

25 10 

80 73 



86,927 40 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,099.59 ; value of investments, $35,124.76. 

Newton. 

Associated Charities of Newton, Central Block, Newtonville. (Incorporated 

1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Charles S. Ensign, President; Mrs. Mary R. Martin, Secretary; 
John F. Lothrop, Treasurer. 

To investigate and record cases of need, provide friends and ad- 
visers for the poor, find employment for them, and secure material 
aid when necessary. 

Number of cases during year, 265. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand ... S28 98 

Subscriptions and donations 850 11 

Income from investments . 18 92 



»898 01 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Coal, printing, and supplies 

Rent 

Cash on hand 



Si691 80 

104 24 

100 00 

1 97 

«898 01 



Value of investments, $500. 



Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls, 24 Hovey 
St., Newton. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending November 7, 1904. 

Charles A. Haskell, President; Mrs. Sarah Wingate Taylor, Secre- 
tary; Gardner C. Walworth, Treasurer; Miss Clara M. Hayes, Super- 
intendent. 

Care of orphan or destitute girls, from five to sixteen years of age, 
chiefly residents of Newton, without regard to color, nationalit\^ or 
creed. 

Number aided during year, 14, viz., 2 partly paying, 12 free. 
Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



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n;7 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



S220 99 

1,28.-} 91 

89 (K) 

1,133 74 



$2,727 64 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Fuel and light 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



6885 42 
786 50 
35 89 
329 74 
222 12 
467 97 

S2,727 64 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, S25,487.96. 

The Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, Winchester St., Newton High- 
lands. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. E. R. Benton, President; Mrs. A. M. Fowle, Secretary ; Mrs. 
Sumner Clement, Treasurer ; Alice Creelman, Matron. 

Maintaining a home to which tired mothers with their little children 
may be invited for rest. 

Number aided during year, 172, viz., 85 women, 87 children. 
Number of beds, 27. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$2,631 51 
Value of investments, 82,845.56. 



S3.34 81 

2,030 26 

43 37 

223 07 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Rent .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S6o9 51 
452 95 
561 78 
86 84 
225 00 
188 78 
456 65 

32,631 61 



Newton District Nursing Association, Newton. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 
Mrs. John Carter, President; Miss Lovett, Secretary ; Mrs. Charles 
L. Smith, Treasurer. 

To nurse the sick poor in their homes, and instruct the families 
they visit in simple rules of health and sanitation. 

Number aided during year, 506, viz., 140 paying, 366 partly pay- 
ing and free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Earned by visiting nurses . 
Entertainments, etc. . 



$468 15 


1,165 85 


467 28 


227 20 


14 79 


785 85 


98 00 


J3,227 12 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Supplies 

Printing and telephone 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S2,422 23 
37 01 

119 96 
30 74 

617 18 



$3,227 12 



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Newton Home for Aged People, Newton Upper Falls. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Henry E. Cobb, President; Edward H. Mason, Secretary ; Marcus 
Morton, Treasurer ; Mrs. Mary C. Evans, Superintendent. 

To provide a home for aged and respectable men and women in 
indigent circumstances, at least sixty-five years of age, natives of the 
United States ; preference given to natives or residents of Newton. 
Admission fee, $250. 

Number aided during year, 14. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S437 89 


Salaries and wages 


151,671 23 


Subscriptions and donations 


125 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,085 65 


Admission fees 


500 00 


Repairs and improvements 


232 09 


Income from investments . 


783 00 


Fuel, gas, and water . 


671 12 


Stone Institute 


3,268 36 


Funeral and sickness . 


265 50 


Miscellaneous 


69 84 


Miscellaneous 


585 73 






Cash on hand 


672 77 



$6,184 09 



$5,184 09 



Value of property, $19,850, viz., investments, $17,850; furniture, 
etc., $2,000. 

Newton Hospital, "Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls. (Incorporated 1881.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Joseph R. Leeson, President; William C. Bray, Secretary ; George 
S. Bullens, Treasurer ; Dr. J. R. Phelps, House Officer; Miss Mary 
M. Riddle, Matron. 

Care and treatment of sick, disabled, and infirm inhabitants of 
Newton, and others, including those ill with contagious diseases. 

Number aided during year, 889, viz., 239 paying, 196 partly paying, 
454 free. Number of beds, 150. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 9 men, 14 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of investments 
Miscellaneous 



$7,505 12 
13,284 22 

6,000 00 
31,179 18 

3,673 69 
18,044 50 

1,099 16 


$80,785 87 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Ambulance maintenance 
Express and telephone 
Stationery, printing and post 

age . 
Insurance 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$37,232 78 

12,964 21 

24,200 33 

1,048 09 

531 00 

610 12 

529 05 

270 00 

493 13 

2,907 16 

$80,785 87 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$137,492.16; value of investments, $91,294.80. 



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169 



Wesleyan Home, "Wesley St., Newton. (Incorporated 1883.) 

Miss Louise Manning Hodgkins, President; Mrs. E. H. Buell, 
Secretary ; George M. Weed, Treasurer. 

Home for children of missionaries of Methodist Episcopal Church. 
Home closed in 1904. 

Norfolk. 

The King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk Co., Pondville, 
Norfolk. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Mary M. Sawtelle, Presidentj Mrs. Helen M. Dean, Secretary ; 
Mrs. Lavinia H. Brackett, Treasurer ; Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Jeffery, 
Superintendent and Matron. 

To provide a honie for men and women over sixty years of age, 
residents of Norfolk County for five years. Admission fee, S300. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


^5,258 48 


Investments during year 


.$234 33 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,258 01 


Salaries and wages 


540 50 


Income from investments . 


61 62 


Provisions and supplies 


528 73 


Life membership fees . 


200 00 


Coal and grain 


244 03 


Admission fees 


600 00 


Miscellaneous 


348 86 


Miscellaneous 


34 33 


Cash on hand 


5,516 00 



$7,412 44 



$;7,412 44 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000 ; value of investments, $2,055.56 ; also forty acres of wood- 
land, value not stated. 



North Adams. 

North Adams Hospital, Eagle St., North Adams. (Incorporated 1884.) 
Report for year ending November 1, 1904. 

Mrs. Charles H. Williams, President; Mrs. Charles H. Cutting, 
Secretary ; Mrs. William G. Cady, Clerk; Mrs. Andrew W. Hunter, 
Treasurer ; Miss Margaret E. Stanley, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick and disabled. 

Number aided during year, 483, viz., 420 paying, 19 partly paying, 
25 free, 19 doubtful; also 99 out-patients. Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 3 men, 22 women 
(including pupil nurses). 



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Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions, gifts, and due 

Bequests 

Pledges for new building 

On account of persons aided 

Endowment and loan ac 

count, net income 
Entertainments 
Charity ball . 
Church offerings 
Loans . 
Miscellaneous 



S153 66 


1,693 55 


32 81 


801 00 


9,742 61 


2,328 77 


144 75 


388 00 


496 86 


2,500 00 


119 20 


1118,401 21 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Medical and surgical sup 

plies, etc 

Heating, lighting, and tele 

phone 
Furnishings and ward sup 

plies .... 
Interest and insurance . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



5833 81 

5,751 56 

4.982 96 

880 01 

1,959 05 

2,246 94 

514 35 

923 11 

298 90 

10 52 

$18,401 21 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$75,000; value of investments, $46,910.70. 

Northampton. 

The Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Locust St., Northampton. (Incorporated 1885.) 
Report for year ending April 1, 1905. 

Christopher Seymour, M.D., President; Oscar Edwards, Secretary 
and Treasurer ; Miss Grace B. Ellis, Superintendent and Matron. 

To aid the sick poor of Northampton, Hatfield, and Whately. 

Number aided during year, 3G5, viz., 296 paying, 69 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 36. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25, viz., 1 man, 24 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Deficit 



:i^ 1,849 05 


725 00 


1,000 00 


9,281 37 


5,488 76 


1,532 44 


$19,876 62 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Fuel and light 
Medical and surgical supplies 
Miscellaneous 



$3,434 05 


4,161 19 


5,896 19 


900 81 


2,141 06 


2,430 75 


912 57 


$19,876 62 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000 ; value of investments, $122,435.96. 



Home for Aged and Invalid "Women in Northampton, 236 South St., Northamp- 
ton. (Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending October 7, 1904. 

Mrs. A. L. Williston, President; Mrs. C. S. Lathrop, Secretary ; 
Miss S. W. Griswold, Treasurer; Miss Sarah S. Hawley, Matron, 

Home for aged and invalid women in needy circumstances. 

Number aided during year, 10, viz., 8 paying, 2 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



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171 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided . 
Income from investments . 



$5 36 

5o2 26 

2,000 00 

1,041 92 

705 00 



84,304 54 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


S2,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


995 71 


Provisions and supplies 


1,077 37 


Repairs and improvements 


100 00 


Miscellaneous 


25 08 


Cash on hand 


106 38 



S4,304 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S4,000 ; value of investments, $24,995.48. 



North Andover. 

The Charlotte Home, North Andover. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mary O. Tyler, President; M. T. Stevens, Jr , Secretary and 
Treasurer ; Lucy Molineau, Superintendent. 

Home and recreation for working women and girls during the sum- 
mer. 

Number aided during year, 119. Number of beds, 19. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 women. 

No financial statement ; all bills paid by Charlotte E. Stevens, one 
of the Directors. 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,650. 

NORTHFIELD. 
Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Society, Northfield. (Incorporated 1902.) 
Report for year ending June 15, 1905. 
Mrs. Julia A. Billings, President ; Mrs. Frances W. Moody, Secre- 
tary ; Mrs. Julius J. Estey, Treasurer. 

To assist students financially who are in attendance at Northfield 
Seminary. 

Number aided during year, 30, viz., 10 paying, 20 partly paying. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Suhscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



Cr 



S2.501 16 

1,938 00 

618 00 

339 25 

85,396 41 



Assisting students 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S2,104 00 

25 14 

3.267 27 



$5,396 41 



Value of investments, $7,500. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Peabody. 
The Babies' Summer Hospital Society, Peabody. (Incorporated 1905.) 

David M. Little, President; George C. Farrington, Secretary and 
Treasurer ; Mary E. Scannell, Superintendent. 

To establish and maintain a summer hospital for babies on one of 
the islands in Salem Harbor, and to provide fresh air excursions for 
babies. 

First year not completed. 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, 109 Lowell St., Peabody. 

(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1905. 

Lyman Osborn, President; Charles W. Merrill, Secretary and 
Treasurer ; Mrs. L. M. Goodrich, Superintendent. 

Home for aged Protestant men of American birth, residents of 
Peabody for ten years. Admission fee, $100. 

Number aided during year, 4. Number of beds, 3. 

Number of paid officers or eraplojees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$1,272 89 


Investments during year 


31,254 68 


From boarder 


156 00 


Salaries and wages 


65 52 


Income from investments 


871 97 


Provisions and supplies 


587 62 


Admission fees 


200 00 


Repairs and improvements 


80 99 


Miscellaneous 


30 00 


Miscellaneous 


39 60 






Cash on hand 


502 65 



$2,530 86 



1^2,530 86 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,100 ; value of investments, $17,874.28. 

Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody. (Incorporated 1856.) 
Report for year ending May 3, 1905. 
Mrs. Mary A. Grosvenor, President; Mrs. Henry Whidden, Secre- 
tary; Miss Augusta F. Daniels, Treasurer. 

To assist the worthy poor of the town of Peabody. 
Number aided during year, about 30. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Assessments 
Collections, etc. . 



!$13 76 
437 65 
164 05 
181 06 

$796 52 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Donations 
Cash on hand 



$149 04 

645 00 

2 48 



$796 52 



Value of investments, about $7,000. 



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173 



Sutton Home for Ag;ed Women in Peabody, rear of 143 Main St., Peabody. 

(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Nathaniel Symonds, President; Mary A. Grosvenor, Secretary ; 
Arthur F. Poole, Treasurer ; Mrs. A. G. Peirce, Matron. 

Home for women of American parentage, at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Peabody for ten years. Admission fee, 8100. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 9. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Withdrawn from bank 
Bonds sold .... 



$3,963 34 
119 76 
1,000 00 
1,560 53 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$5,914 34 
513 00 
874 29 
224 42 
122 36 
3,495 22 


$11,143 63 


$11,143 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
S7,500 ; value of investments, $35,722.16. 

PiTTSFIELD. 

Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, 89 South St., Pittsfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1890.) 

Report for year ending June 10, 1905. 

Mrs. Zenas Crane, President; Mrs. E. T. Slocum, Secretary ; Mrs. 
M. R. Trowbridge, Treasurer ; Mrs. H. L. Chickering, Matron. 

Home for aged women at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Berkshire County for five years. Admission, $300, and conveyance 
of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid ofl3cers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 



Dr 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$606 74 


Salaries and wages 


$2,387 52 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,050 34 


Provisions and supplies 


2,8i)0 36 


Bequests 


11,300 00 


Repairs and improvements 


901 41 


From boarder 


297 16 


Printing, postage, etc. . 


94 20 


Income from investments 


2,657 90 


Funeral expenses, etc. 


64 08 


Transfers from funds . 


858 08 


Insurance 


57 75 


Miscellaneous 


379 87 


Transfer of legacies to sav 








ings bank . 


11,300 00 






Miscellaneous 


65 44 






Cash on hand 


1,399 33 




$19,150 09 


$19,150 09 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
$85,000; value of investments, $71,316.42. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17 



House of Mercy, North St., Pittsfield. (Incorporated 1874.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Mrs. Thomas F. Plunkett, President; Mrs. Mary L. Hinsdale, 
Secretary; Mrs. Belle M. West, Treasurer; Miss Anna G. Clement, 
Superintendent. 

Care of the sick and disabled, not including incurables or cases of 
contagious disease. 

Number aided during year, 754, viz., 391 paying, 218 partly pay- 
ing, 145 free. Number of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 74, viz., 3 men, 71 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Endowments 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Returns from supplies . 
Ambulance . . . . 
Miscellaneous 



$3,400 68 


8,913 19 


9,550 00 


22,958 75 


3,040 23 


576 24 


153 25 


3 91 


P8,596 25 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


S9,550 00 


Salaries and wages 


13,255 20 


Provisions and supplies 


21,782 47 


Repairs and improvements 


912 06 


Taxes .... 


680 50 


Miscellaneous 


82 04 


Cash on hand 


2,333 98 




$48,596 25 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$250,000 ; value of investments, $68,611.85. 



Union for Home "Work in Pittsfield, 119 Fenn St., Pittsfield. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Emory H. Nash, President; William L. Adam, Secretary and 
Treasurer ; Mrs. J. A. Maxim, Superintendent. 

Organized charitable and benevolent work. Acts through an asso- 
ciation of managers which tries to prevent pauperism, find employ- 
ment for those in need of it, give relief in money, look after neglected 
children, etc. 

Number aided during year not stated. 



Dr. 

Income from investments 



$;310 00 
S310 00 



Cr. 



Charitable work . 



$310 00 
$310 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500 ; value of investments, $6,878. 



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175 



Plymouth. 

Corporation of the Ryder Home for Old People, High St., Plymouth. (Incorpo- 
rated 1891.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Charles A. Strong, President; Pliebe R. Clifford, Secretary; Jennie 
S. Hubbard, Treasurer; Mrs. C. E. Cole, Matron. 

Home for aged and indigent men and women at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Plymouth for ten years. Admission fee, ^100. 

Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


:$2,741 72 


Salaries and wages 


1$606 20 


Subscriptions and donations 


341 25 


Provisions and supplies 


871 38 


Bequests .... 


500 00 


Repairs and improvements 


251 58 


Admission fee . . . 


100 00 


Funeral expenses . 


64 00 


Income from investments . 


312 68 


Miscellaneous 


26 95 


Sale 


121 91 


Cash on hand 


2,297 45 



;$4,117 56 



$4,117 56 



Value of investments, $1,200. 

The Jordan Hospital, Sandwich St., Plymouth. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending February 1, 1905. 
Charles S. Davis, President ; John W. Herrick, Secretary ; William 
W. Brewster, Treasurer ; Miss Winifred H. Brooks, Matron. 
Care of the sick and wounded, and the training of nurses. 
Number aided during year, 122, viz., 104 paying, 2 partly paying, 
16 free. Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided . 
Bills payable 



!$9,453 72 



Cr. 



i$l,,338 43 


Salaries and wages 


$4,011 61 


5,646 42 


Provisions and supplies 


2,493 68 


2,068 87 


Repairs and improvements 


1,797 20 


500 00 


Miscellaneous 


1,123 36 




Cash on hand 


27 87 



$9,453 72 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000. 



Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth. (Incorporated 1876.) 
Report for year ending October 15, 1904. 
Esther Bartlett, President ; Jennie S. Hubbard, Secretary ; Eliza- 
beth W. Whitman, Treasurer. 
To aid the worthy poor. 
Number aided during year, 37 families. 



176 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. 1). 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 


S168 59 

108 00 

10 00 

610 81 


Cr, 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$804 21 

3 00 

90 19 



$897 40 

Value of investments, $14,266. 



$897 40 



QUINOY. 
The Brackett Charitable Trust, 148 GoflFe St., Quincy. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Dr. Jeffrey R. Brackett, President; Mrs. John W. Sanborn, Secre- 
tary ; George B. Dewson, Treasurer. 

To provide a place for the use of the literary, educational, benev- 
olent, religious, and charitable societies of Quincy and vicinity; and 
to aid and advance all literary, educational, benevolent, religious, 
and charitable work in said Quincy. 

First year not completed. 



City Hospital of Quincy, Whitwell St., Quincy. (Incorporated 1889.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
William B. Rice, President; Timothy Reed, Secretary ; Richard D. 
Chase, Treasurer; Miss Blanche M. Thayer, Matron. 
Care of sick and injured. 

Number aided during year, 307, viz., 142 paying, 20 partly pay- 
ing, 145 free. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 1 man, 13 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



$1,284 82 
8,351 02 
4,052 94 
2,823 35 


:|16.512 13 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


4,298 73 


Provisions and supplies 


7,647 87 


Repairs and improvements 


1,058 33 


Interest on debt . 


425 64 


Debt paid . 


1,250 00 


Miscellaneous 


441 18 


Cash on hand 


1,390 38 




!|16,512 13 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
827,500 ; value of investments, $57,313.39. 



National Sailors' Home, Quincy. (Incorporated 1865.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
James L. Little, President ; Walter S. Crane, Clerk; Lieut. John 
Downes, U. S. N., Treasurer and Superintendent. 

Home for disabled sailors, marines, and others in the naval service 
of the United States. 



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177 



Number aided daring year, 38, viz., 14 partly paying, 24 free. 
Number of beds, 50. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, viz., 13 men, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . S3,694 99 

Bequests .... 2,500 00 
On account of persons aided 

(pensions) .... 560 27 

Income from investments . 11,0;^0 62 

Payment on mortgage note . 1,000 00 

Sale of rights . . . 653 30 

Miscellaneous . . . 2,573 31 

$22,012 49 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



^3,765 00 
6.373 43 
7,000 57 
791 20 
2,078 99 
2,003 30 



»22,012 49 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000 ; value of investments, $254,830. 

Quincy Charitable Society, Quiney. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Rev. Edward Norton, President; Mrs. C. A. Spear, Secretary; 
Mrs. Helen L. Bass, Treasurer. 

Assisting the poor, and admioistering and applying the fund cre- 
ated by the will of Elias A. Perkins, for the charitable purposes by 
him thereby directed and authorized. 

Cash on hand, $9,500. 

First year since incorporation not completed. 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy. (Incorporated 1852.) 
Report for year ending May 17, 1905. 
Francis W. Sargent, President; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Secretary ; 
Arthur Adams, Treasurer ; C. P. Jayne, Superintendent. 

Home for old sailors who have sailed for five years under the 
American flag. 

Number aided during year, 34. Number of beds, 40. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Income from investments 
Changes of investments 





Cr. 




$9,005 54 


Investments during year 


$20,001 61 


10,674 51 


Salaries and wages 


1,550 72 


17,016 50 


Provisions and supplies 


4,969 33 




Repairs and improvements 


1,254 27 




Interest and insurance . 


761 40 




Miscellaneous 


709 50 




Cash on hand 


7,449 72 


$36,696 65 


«36,696 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000 ; value of investments, $250,000. 



178 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Reading. 

Beading Home for Aged Women, 68 Linden St., Reading. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Mrs. J. B. Lewis, Jr., President; Mrs. Emma M. Swain, Secretary ; 
Mrs. E. H. Granger, Treasurer ; Mrs. E. A. Russell, Matron. 

Home for aged Protestant women at least sixty-five years of age, 
residents of Reading for ten years. Admission, $200, and surrender 
of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 10. Number of beds, 11. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $4,190 74 

Subscriptions and donations 57 44 

On account of persons aided 1,381 18 

Income from investments . 344 35 

Membership fees ... 100 00 

Miscellaneous . . . 496 92 



$6,570 63 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


. $2,300 00 


Salaries and wages 


370 42 


Provisions and supplies 


477 24 


Repairs and improvements 


40 70 


Nurses' charges . 


192 95 


Funeral expenses . 


217 60 


Miscellaneous 


93 80 


Cash on hand 


2,877 92 



$6,570 63 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of otber property, $3,950, viz., investments, $3,300; 
furniture and fittings, $650. 



Revere. 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, Leverett Ave., Beachmont, and Sharon. (In- 
corporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Charles C. Parsons, President; Daniel L. Smith, Clerk; Rev. E. F. 
Merriam, Treasurer ; Rev. Minor R. Deming, Superintendent. 

Home at Beachmont (short vacations in summer for mothers, girls, 
and infants). Farm for boys at Sharon (summer camp for vacations, 
and permanent home throughout the year where boys are kept one 
week or longer) . 

Number aided during year, 2,481, viz., 8 partly paying, 2,473 free. 
Number of beds at Beachmont, 69 ; at Sharon, 53. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 5 men, 6 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



179 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Second payment for Seashore 
Home .... 
Sale of wood, milk, etc. 
Loan 



S429 90 

9,808 50 

174 17 

3,307 00 
982 82 
500 00 


$15,202 39 



Gr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Printing, postage, and sta^ 

tionery 
Purchase of stock . 
Freight and express 
Interest and insurance 
Car and railroad fares 
Loan 

Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



»2,937 78 
4,253 54 
1,852 83 

558 37 
634 50 
239 84 
180 50 
242 37 
500 00 
751 34 
3,051 32 

$15,202 39 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,000. 



Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere. (Incorporated 1905.) 

David W. Huntley, President; John F. C. McCarthy, Secretary ; 
Robert H. Clark, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain a home for aged or infirm people. 
Not yet opened. 



Ingleside Corporation, 148 Prospect Ave., Revere. (Incorporated 1896.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Thomas Wood, President; Mrs. Gula G. Plummer, Clerk; Miss 
Fanny E. Barnes, Corresponding Secretary ; Charles H. Jones, Treas- 
urer ; Mrs. R. K. Clark, Matron. 

To care for unprotected girls from fourteen to sixteen years of age, 
and prepare them for lives of usefulness and respectability. 

Number aided during year, 49, viz., 3 partly paying, 46 free. 
Number of beds, 22. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$16 10 

2,577 68 



»2,593 78 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


S990 10 


Provisions and supplies 


1,049 27 


Printing, office expenses, and 




telephone .... 


251 17 


Miscellaneous 


279 87 


Cash on hand 


23 37 



52,593 78 



Value of investments (building fund), $217.98. 



180 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



ROCKPORT. 
The Rockport Hospital Association, Rockport. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Sumner D. York, President; George M. Harkins, Secretai'y ; 
Frederick H. Tarr, Treasurer. 

To establish and maintain a free medical or surgical hospital for 
inhabitants of Rockport and others. 

Not yet in operation. 

Salem. 

Associated Charities of Salem, Mass., 175 Essex St., Salem. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

George M. Whipple, President; Miss A. C. Cross, Secretary; 
Leland H. Cole, Treasurer. 

To study the needs of poor families, obtain employment for the 
unemployed, help the worthy poor, diminish pauperism, etc. 

Number aided during year, 75, viz., 1 partly paying, 74 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Mortgage paid 



^1,623 53 

758 86 

50 00 

660 09 

1,500 00 



$4,592 48 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Rent 

Board and fares . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



S3, 086 67 
475 00 
80 00 
182 19 
226 90 
541 72 

$4,592 48 



Value of investments, $10,586.67. 



Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute "Women in Salem, 208 Derby St., 
Salem. (Incorporated 1860.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Robert S. Rantoul, President; Mrs. Henry M. Batchelder, Secre- 
tary ; Nathaniel A. Very, Treasurer; Miss Emma C. West, Matron. 

Home for aged and destitute women of good character, at least 
sixty years of age, of American birth, and residents of Salem for 
ten years. Admission fee, $65. Exceptions made by vote of Trus- 
tees. 

Number aided during year, 25. Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Admission fees 
Changes in investments 



$1,647 95 


9,000 00 


1,549 00 


10,071 55 


195 00 


1,520 00 


$23,983 50 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


. $15,104 ?A: 


Salaries and wages 


2,178 20 


Provisions and supplies 


. 4,147 57 


Repairs and improvements 


171 70 


Miscellaneous 


699 13 


Cash on hand 


1,682 56 




$23,983 60 



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181 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
),200; value of investments, $205,710.90. 



Bertram Home for Aged Men, 114 Derby St., Salem. (Incorporated 1877.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

George H. Shattuck, President; William O. Chapman, Secretary 
and Treasurer ; Martha L. Whittlesey, Matron. 

Home for aged men of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Salem for ten years. 

Number aided during year, 17. Number of beds, 17. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $6,239 71 

Subscriptions and donations 150 00 

Income from investments . 7,028 03 
Investments matured and 

paid 2,479 50 



!$ 15,897 24 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


38,590 00 

2,775 63 

3,074 22 

350 48 

302 25 

804 66 




$15,897 24 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500 ; value of investments, $135,443.59. 



The Children's Island Sanitarium, Children's Island, Salem Harbor (ofif Marble- 
head) . (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Philip L. Saltonstall, President; Joel E. Goldthwait, M.D., Secre- 
tary ; John O. Shaw, Treasurer ; Miss Lucy W. Davis, Superintendent. 

The care of weak and sickly children, mostly between the ages of 
four and twelve years, without distinction of color or creed. Open 
only for about three months in the summer. 

Number aided during year, 211. Number of beds, 85. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 27, viz., 4 men, 23 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions, donations, etc 
Income from investments 
Investments paid off 
Miscellaneous 



$581 24 
5,642 10 
2,191 91 
1,000 00 
116 75 


$9,532 00 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$1,370 00 


Salaries and wages 


2,944 87 


Provisions and supplies 


1,795 60 


Repairs and improvements 


1,374 54 


Insurance 


352 00 


Transportation 


116 85 


Printing and postage . 


211 21 


Clothing 


116 95 


Boat account 


771 72 


Drugs and surgical supplies 


3 151 81 


Miscellaneous 


126 26 


Cash on hand 


200 19 



$9,632 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
about $25,000 ; value of investments, about $40,000. 



182 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The City Orphan Asylum, 215 Lafayette St., Salem. (Incorporated 1871.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Sister Bridget M. Cleary, President; Sister Mary Conway, Secre- 
tary; Sister Eugenie Dionne, Treasurer and Superior Vicar. 

Asylum for orphans and abandoned children, and for old ladies 
and invalids. 

Number aided during year, 413, viz., 197 paying, 133 partly paying, 
83 free. Number of beds, 248. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23, viz., 3 men, 20 women. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


:$111 58 


Salaries and wages 


»2,068 90 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,732 45 


Provisions and supplies 


6,291 16 


Bequests .... 


312 45 


Repairs and improvements 


537 19 


On account of persons aided 


12,233 29 


Interest on mortgage . 


3,804 02 


Income from investments . 


324 00 


Gas .... 


380 49 


Entertainments . 


1,483 07 


Fuel .... 


1,319 14 


Sales, etc 


285 62 


Dry goods . 


757 94 


From the chapel . 


125 00 


Miscellaneous 


294 01 


Miscellaneous 


114 59 


Cash on hand 


1,269 20 




!$16,722 05 


$16,722 05 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$73,000; value of investments, $8,100. 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, 9 Oliver St., Salem. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Nathaniel A. Very, President; Rev. Alfred Manchester, Secretary; 
Josiah H. Gifford, Treasurer. 

To maintain a hospital in Salem, under homoeopathic auspices. 
Hospital temporarily closed, September 15, 1904, for want of funds. 



Essex Union Emergency and General Hospital, 19 Brown St., Salem. (Incorpo- 
rated 1902.) 

Report for year ending Octoher 31, 1904. 

, President; Miss B. K. Brown, Secretary ; George F. 

Cooke, Treasurer ; O. "W. Brown, M.D., Superintendent. 

Founding and maintaining a hospital in the city of Salem for the 
treatment of sick and disabled persons. 

Number aided during year, 1,150, viz., 51 paying, 1,024 partly 
paying, 75 free. Number of beds, 18. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9, viz., 1 man, 8 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Deficit 



$1,096 29 

3,598 81 

507 40 



$5,202 50 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $1,500 00 

Provisions and supplies . 2,879 01 

Repairs and improvements . 487 36 

Miscellaneous . . . 336 13 



$5,202 50 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$2,000. 



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183 



The Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, Winter Island, Salem. (Incor- 
porated 1855.) 

Report for year ending December 30, 1904. 

J. T. Mahoney, President; George H. Allen, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Charles A. Johnson, Superintendent. 

For the reformation of boys sentenced by court, sent from Salem 
almshouse, placed by parents, or homeless. 

Number aided during year, 38, viz., 12 paying, 18 partly paying, 
8 free. Number of beds, 31. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 2 men, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $10,162 65 
On account of persons aided 1,374 28 
Income from investments . 6,286 39 
Farm account ... 617 47 
Shop account ... 501 34 


Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Premium account 
Cash on hand 


$2,610 11 
2,396 00 
3,557 42 
6,965 53 
3,413 07 


$18,942 13 


$18,942 13 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, 8128,135.03. 

Salem Female Charitable Society, Salem. (Incorporated 1804.) 
Report for year ending May 7, 1905. 
Mrs. S. Augusta Kinsman, First Directress; Miss Mary S. Cleve- 
land, Secretary ; Miss Mary W. Nichols, Treasurer. 

Relief to indigent women, preferably of American birth. 
Number aided during year, 84. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 


SO 65 


Cr. 
Investments during year 


. $1,000 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


172 00 


Distributed . 


953 00 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


8 50 


Income from investments . 


828 60 


Cash on hand 


78 93 


Miscellaneous 


39 18 








$2,040 43 


$2,040 43 



Value of investments, $20,981.54. 



Salem Hospital, 31 Charter St., Salem. (Incorporated 1873.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Arthur W. West, President; Edward L. Millett, Clerk and Treas- 
urer; Miss Julia M. Leach, Superintendent. 
Treatment of sick and disabled persons. 

Number aided during year, 827, viz., 93 paying, 354 partly pay- 
ing, 380 free; also 2,304 out-patients. Number of beds, 102. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 50, viz., 8 men, 42 women. 



184 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Investment account 
Money borrowed . 
Miscellaneous 



$606 59 


10,875 00 


13,454 12 


14,:r26 97 


20,725 50 


28,500 00 


113 52 


$88,601 70 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
New hospital and furnishings 
Loans paid .... 
Cash on hand 



$23 75 
,745 24 
,816 63 
405 71 
,441 39 
,500 00 
,668 98 



$88,601 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$222,051.33; value of investments, $210,394. 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, 7 Carpenter St., Salem. 

(Incorporated 1841.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Mrs. N. W. Osgood, President; Miss Ellen A. Brown, Secretary ; 
John G. AYaters, Treasurer ; Miss Margaret H. Barrows, JMairon. 

Home for the care and education of destitute children, at least one 
and one-half years of age, of Protestant parentage, and without men- 
tal or physical defect. Boys not retained after the age of seven. 

Number aided during year, 67, viz., 29 partly paying, 38 free. 
Number of beds, 55. 

Number of paid otficers or employees, 8, viz., 1 man, 7 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 


$405 81 

959 00 

5,581 15 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


$2,093 05 

3,065 76 

435 79 

1,146 85 

204 51 



$6,945 96 



$6,945 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,000; value of investments, $99,595.11. 



The Samaritan Society, 23 Gardner St., Salem. (Incorporated 1881.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 
Emily F. Hill, President; Emma B. Lowd, Secretary and Treasurer, 
To assist the aged and worthy poor. 
Number aided during year, 156. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments 
Withdrawn from bank 
Miscellaneous 



$1,313 44 


295 50 


1,000 00 


394 76 


1,025 00 


6 00 


$4,034 70 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$1,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


93 71 


Board and rent 


1,032 20 


Sickness 


364 00 


Fuel .... 


35 25 


Miscellaneous 


49 21 


Cash on hand 


1,460 33 



$4,034 70 



Value of investments, $13,100. 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



185 



Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem. (Incorporated 1844.) 
Eeport for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Mrs. William F. Ashton, President; Mis8 Abbie K. Woodbury, 
Secretary aud Treasurer. 

Relief to widows and orphans of seamen. 

Number aided during year, 68. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



Sll 50 

1,000 00 

2,407 03 

97 63 


$3,516 16 



Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
To widows and orphans 
Miscellaneous 



$1,000 00 

100 00 

415 24 

1,917 18 

83 74 

$3,516 16 



Value of investments, $53,574.37. 



Sharon. 



Sharon Sanatorium, Everett St., Sharon. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 
Prof. William T. Sedgwick, President; Mrs. Charles A. Porter, 
Secretary; Nathaniel H. Stone, Treasurer; Miss Alice R. Hodges, 
Superintendent and Matron. 

Treatment of women of limited means in the first stages of con- 
sumption, who are cared for at a very low rate. 

Number aided during year, 59. Number of beds, 21. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, viz., 3 men, 11 women. 



Dr. 






Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$3,437 73 


Salaries and wages 


$5,141 29 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,074 06 


Provisions and supplies 


7,451 86 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


Repairs and improvements 


1,786 89 


On account of persons aided 


5,297 46 


Medical supplies . 


442 35 


Income from investments . 


498 87 


Stable expenses 




461 96 


Investments sold . 


5,875 00 


Lighting, etc. 




740 08 


Miscellaneous 


16 08 


Telephone . 
Loan 

Insurance 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 




119 03 

300 00 

230 00 

1,130 51 

2,395 23 




$20,199 20 




$20,199 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$40,000 ; value of investments, $8,000. 



186 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SOMERVILLE. 

Associated Charities of Somerville, Gilman Sq., Somerville. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending December 5, 1904. 

Rev. Charles L. Noyes, President ; Mrs. George Whiting, Secre- 
tary ; Nathan H. Reed, Treasurer ; Miss Emma S. Keyes, Agent. 

Securing the concurrent and harmonious action of the different 
societies in Somerville, in order to raise the needy above the need of 
relief, prevent begging and imposition, diminish pauperism, en- 
courage thrift, self-dependence, and industry, etc. 

Number of cases investigated, 97. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 vv^omen. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



S343 35 
1,055 04 



^1,398 39 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Office expenses 
Cash on hand 



S434 00 
623 54 
186 76 
154 09 

$1,398 39 



Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, 132 Perkins St., 
Somerville. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Miss Elizabeth A. Waters, President; Mrs. Bertha E. Estabrook, 
Secretary ; Nathan A. Fitch, Treasurer. 
Home for children, and day nursery. 
No report. 



Somerville Home for the Aged, 7 Grand View Ave., Somerville. (Incorporated 

1898.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Clara P. Haven, President; Rebecca S. Waldron, Secretary; Achsa 
M. Mills, Treasurer ; Esther D. Balkam, Superintendent. 

Home for persons at least sixty years of age, residents of Somer- 
ville for five years. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 9. Number of beds, 8. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
Income from investments . 
Admission fees 



S85 54 
925 28 
800 00 
474 03 
400 00 



32,684 85 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



. »1,300 00 


513 50 


497 74 


75 80 


48 53 


249 28 



!$2,684 85 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
86,500; value of investments, $14,644.15. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



187 



Somerville Hospital, Crocker St., Somerville. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 
Luke W. Farmer, President; Frederic W. Stone, Secretary; 
Albert W. Edmaiids, Treasurer; Miss Alma C. Hogle, Matron. 

Treatment of persons who need medical or surgical attendance 
during temporary sickness or injury. 

Number aided during year, 463, viz , 214 paying, 7 partly paying, 
242 free. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, viz., 3 men, 28 women. 



JDr 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


SI, 255 13 


Investments during year 


S500 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


9,636 62 


Salaries and wages 


6,494 81 


Bequests . . . . 


500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,100 21 


On account of persons aided 


9,454 76 


Repairs and improvements 


7,853 26 


Income from investments . 


119 04 


Fuel and lighting 


1,827 97 


Building fund 


3,500 00 


Water and ice 


321 74 






Medical and surgical supplies 963 29 






Printing, telephone, etc. 


322 83 






Interest 


675 00 






Miscellaneous 


989 03 






Cash on hand 


417 41 




824,465 55 


324,465 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$59,229.23; value of investments, $6,401.89. 

Somerville Hospital Ijadies Aid Association, Crocker St., Somerville. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 

Mrs. N. H. Reed, President; Mrs. C. H. Vose, Secretary; Mrs. 

H. H. Trowbridge, Treasurer. 

To aid the Somerville Hospital in its charitable work. 

Number aided during year, 12, viz., 2 partly paying, 10 free. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donat 
On account of persons ai 
Membership fees . 
Entertainments . 
Easter sale . 


ions 
ded 

Nur 


$15 89 
74 00 
22 16 
261 00 
433 65 
537 69 


Cr. 
Supplies for hospital . 
Free beds 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 

erville, 144 "Washington St. 


§223 69 

500 00 

19 00 

601 70 


Washington Street Day 


$1,344 39 

sery of Som 


81,344 39 

, Somerville. 



(Incorporated 1897.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 
Mrs. A. R. Robertson, President; Mrs. C. P. Battelle, Secretary; 
Mrs. J. Abbott Clark, Treasurer; Miss E. E. Mason, Superintending 
Matron. 



188 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Temporary care of children whose parents are benefited by such 
assistance. 

Number aided during year, 92, viz., 8 paying, 74 partly paying, 
10 free. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $1,409 50 

Suhscriptions and donations 1,254 37 

On account of persons aided 141 50 

Income from investments . 57 45 



32,862 82 

Value of investments, $1,149. 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Coal . . . . 
Rent . . . . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$648 87 

254 33 

94 50 

240 00 

78 67 

1,546 45 

$2,862 82 



Spencer. 

Spencer Good Samaritan Association, 4 Pleasant St., Spencer. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Edward A. Murdock, President ; Mrs. Clara B. Howland, Secre- 
tary ; Miss Elida M. Capen, Treasurer; Charles D. Worthington, 
Custodian. 

To loan articles to the sick and injured, equip and maintain rooms 
for treatment of emergency cases, etc. 

Number aided during year, 94. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Dues 



$88 05 
41 38 
26 00 



$155 43 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$5 00 

3 75 

146 68 



$155 43 



Value of articles to be loaned, $300. 



Springfield. 

The Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, "Wilbraham Road, Springfield. 

(Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Edward A. Hall, Secre- 
tary ; Elizabeth Falvey, Treasurer; Mary T. O'Grady, Superin- 
tendent. 

Reformation and protection of girls and young women, and teach- 
ing of domestic usefulness, without restriction of race, creed, or con- 
dition. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



189 



Number aided during year, 124, viz., 10 paying, 5 partly paying, 
109 free. Number of beds, 130. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Suhscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Industries .... 
Miscellaneous 



S198 31 
5,200 00 
1,586 87 
8fiU 93 
108 31 


1^15,708 42 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


:$1,593 02 


Provisions and supplies 


8,153 18 


Repairs and improvements 


3,615 82 


Interest and taxes 


1,272 23 


Paid on mortgage 


1,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


12 16 


Cash on hand 


62 01 




S 15,708 42 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000 ; value of machinery, $5,000. 



Hampden Coxinty Children's Aid Association, 5 Court House Place, Springfield. 

(Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 5, 1905. 

Mrs. T. O. Bemis, President; Mrs. J. D. Alexander, Secretary; 
Mrs. J. Stuart Kirkham, Treasurer; Miss J. E. Bowman, Correspond- 
ing Secretary; H. W. Bullock, Agent. 

To provide homes for destitute children, and for the prevention of 
cruelty to children. 

Number aided during year, 358. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 man. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $9,362 59 

Suhscriptions and donations 1,228 57 

Income from investments . 318 06 

Annual fair .... 2,601 09 



$13,510 31 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Care and clothing of children 
Office rent .... 
Expenses of agent 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,500 00 

1,314 03 

180 00 

165 54 

132 63 

10,218 11 

$13,510 31 



Value of investments, $12,465.15. 



Hampden Homoeopathic Hospital, 132 High St., Springfield. (Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Alfred N. Mayo, President; William W. McClench, Secretary; 
Henry H. Bowman, Tieasur^r ; Elizabeth Ross, Superintendent. 

Care of the sick, and rendering of service usual to hospitals. 

Number aided during year, 267, viz., 223 paying, 27 partly paying, 
17 free. Number of beds, 35. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, viz., 1 man, 18 women. 



190 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
On account of persons aided 



$9,259 42 



Cr. 



S7 38 


Salaries and wages 


$3,330 62 


9,252 04 


Provisions and supplies 


3.897 65 




Repairs and improvements 


377 48 




Heat, light, and water . 


1,158 13 




Miscellaneous 


485 33 




Cash on hand 


10 21 



$9,259 42 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000. 

The Horace Smith Fund, Springfield. (Incorporated 1899.) 
Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 
Arthur B. West, President and Treasurer; Charles H. Barrows, 
Clerk. 

To aid worthy charitable, educational, and religious objects, espe- 
cially young persons seeking education. 
Number aided during year, 60. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


$1,560 47 


Amounts paid to 


benefi- 


Donations . . . . 


9,500 00 


claries 


. $10,845 00 


Amounts returned by bene- 




Cash on hand 


4,721 09 


ficiaries . . . . 


1,975 00 






Income from investments . 


1,055 62 






From principal of fund 


1,475 00 
$15,566 09 








$15,566 09 



Value of investments, $27,181.09. 



Industrial House Charities, 78 Bliss St., and 21 Pendleton Ave., Springfield. 

(Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. C. D. Hosley, President; Mrs. H. G. Chapin, Secretary; 
Martha M. Mills, Treasurer; Mrs. S. A. Hartlan and Mrs. May, 
Matrons. 

To aid poor women through (1) employment bureau, (2) laundry, 
(3) care for their children througb working hours. 

Number aided during year not definitely stated. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 

Nursery fees 

Laundry .... 

Income from investments . 

Miscellaneous 



$288 73 
1,298 96 

314 55 
1,663 71 

425 28 
1.069 67 



$5,060 90 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$3,233 44 


Provisions and supplies 


631 49 


Repairs and improvements 


52 17 


Fuel .... 


187 03 


Rent .... 


180 GO 


Miscellaneous 


409 56 


Cash on hand 


367 21 



$5,060 90 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,500; value of investments, $11, U4. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



191 



Mercy Hospital, 233 Carew St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Rev. Thomas 
Smyth, Secretary ; Mother Mary of Providence, Treasurer ; Sister 
Mary Vincent, Superintendent. 

Surgical and medical treatment of temporary cases. 
Number aided during year, 1,413, viz., 1,152 paying, 125 partly 
paying, 136 free. Number of beds, 95. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 52, viz., 5 men, 47 women. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . ^1,044 34 

Subscriptions and donations 972 03 

Bequests .... 100 00 

On account of persons aided 31,612 08 

Miscellaneous . . . 135 56 



$33,864 01 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


S4,,520 89 


Provisions and supplies 


17,054 01 


Repairs and improvements . 


1,737 31 


Interest on loan . 


2,742 48 


Payments on mortgage and 




building account 


5,806 92 


Miscellaneous 


1,309 68 


Cash on hand 


692 72 




833,864 01 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
895,000. 



The National Boys' Club Association, 21 Besse PL, Springfield. (Incorporated 

1900.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

James Lawrence Dudley, President; William P. Mattoon, Secre- 
tary ; Charles H. Churchill, Treasurer ; Lewis R. Bailey, Field Sec- 
retary. 

Establishment and local maintenance of clubs for poor and neg- 
lected children under sixteen years of age, consisting of reading and 
game rooms, industrial, physical, and social training, etc. 

Number aided during year, 20,000 per month ; 34 clubs estab- 
lished ; membership about 25,000. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 2 men, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $3,685 40 


Cr. 

Investments during year 


$1,000 00 


Subscriptions and donations 9,383 19 


Salaries and held expenses 


4,944 86 


Income from investments . 150 61 


Telephone and supplies 


201 67 


Miscellaneous . . . 23 15 


Printing and postage . 


1,296 74 




Loans to clubs 


725 00 




Rent .... 


466 00 




Cash on hand 


4,609 08 


$13,242 25 


$13,242 25 



Value of investments, $2,805.47. 



192 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Springfield, Mass., 
Springfield. (Incorporated 1892.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
E. A. Hall, President; W. H. Lane, Secretary; Daniel Dunn, 
Treasurer. 

Care of destitute and neglected children, and charitable work 
among the poor. 

Number aided during year, 436. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptious and donations 
Bequests .... 
Church collections 



$1,5.58 51 
2,842 48 
1,407 % 
2,027 42 



$7,836 37 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Clothing .... 
Rent and board for children 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,434 83 
290 00 

4,540 22 
140 00 

1,425 32 

$7,836 37 



Springfield Home for Aged Men, 



74 Walnut St. 
1897.) 



Springfield. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending February 18, 1905. 

Charles H. Barrows, President; George H. Kemater, Treasurer ; 
Mrs. Anna S. Dewey, Matron. 

Establishing and maintaining a home for the benefit of worthy 
old men. 

Number aided during year, 3. Number of beds, 5. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$1,527 99 

235 82 

1,698 26 



$3,462 07 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repjiirs and improvements 
Furniture 
Insurance 
Cash on hand 



$1,140 15 
332 82 
566 04 
771 54 
637 40 
11 25 
2 87 

$3,462 07 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,900 ; value of investments, $38,900. 



Springfield Home for Aged Women, 471 Chestnut St., Springfield. (Incorpo- 
rated 1884.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Mrs. Mary D. Chapman, President; William P. Draper, Secretary ; 
Frederick Harris, Treasurer ; Julia Fletcher, Superintendent. 

Home for aged women at least sixty-five years of age, residents of 
Springfield. Admission, $500, and conveyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 33. Number of beds, 40. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



193 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$273 27 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,500 00 


Bequests 


13,290 76 


Income from investments 


6,669 95 


Loans paid . 


500 00 


Bonds sold . 


5,443 75 




$27,677 73 



Or. 



Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 


S17,656 25 

2,361 58 

5,129 11 

615 43 

1,915 36 




$27,677 73 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000 ; value of investments, $122,279.27. 



Springfield Homes for Friendless "Women and Children, 136 "Williams St. , and 
37 Buckingham St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending January 16, 1905. 

Mrs. William C. Warren, President; Mrs. J. H. Carmichael, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. George H. Carter, Treasurer ; Miss Elizabeth B. Epstein, 
Superintendent Women's Home ; Miss Jennie C. Piatt, Superintendent 
Children's Home. 

Temporary homes for destitute women and children, residents of 
Springfield or vicinity. 

Number aided during year, 254 (70 women, 184 children), viz., 52 
paying, 11 partly paying, 191 free. Number of beds, 78. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 2 men, 11 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments 
Sale of bonds 
Drawn from savings bank 
Miscellaneous 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,800; value of investments, $117,803.19. 





cv. 




151,330 28 


Investments during year 


$9,957 23 


1,066 12 


Salaries and wages 


3,297 56 


1,102 76 


Provisions and supplies 


4,262 85 


4,857 67 


Repairs and improvements 


994 36 


8,990 83 


Miscellaneous 


278 61 


1,700 00 


Cash on hand 


519 99 


262 94 






1519,310 60 


$19,310 60 



The Springfield Hospital, North Chestnut St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1883.) 
Report for year ending November 30, 1904. 

George Dwight Pratt, President ; Charles H. Beckwith, Secretary ; 
George H. Kemater, Treasurer; Charles H. Cram, Superintendent ; 
Jessie E. Catton, Matron and Superintendent of Nurses. 

Care of sick; chronic, insane, and contagious diseases excepted. 

Number aided during year, 965, viz., 926 paying, 39 free. Num- 
ber of beds, 64. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21, viz., 7 men, 14 women. 



194 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand . . . $2,014 21 


Cr. . 
Salaries and wages 


$9,013 47 


Subscriptions and donations 1,091 83 


Provisions and supplies 


19,220 67 


On account of persons aided 27,244 05 


Repairs and improvements 


3,445 19 


Income from investments . 7,395 45 


Interest and insurance 


898 61 




Printing, etc. 


373 40 




Furniture, etc. 


1,627 71 




Postage, telephone, etc. 


238 40 




Miscellaneous 


828 22 




Cash on hand 


2,099 87 


$37,745 54 


$37,745 54 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$114,000; value of investments, $100,000. 



The Springfield Rescue Mission, 74 Elm St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1894.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

R. B. Currier, President; Mrs. Henrietta A. Wilcox, Secretary; 
Edward O. Sutton, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cummings, Super- 
intendents. 

To uplift fallen and degraded men, and provide a temporary borne 
for them. 

Number aided during year, about 4,000, viz., about 2,000 partly 
paying, about 2,000 free. Number of beds, 53. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 2 men, 1 woman. 



Br. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



$142 43 

1,228 15 

1,299 33 

301 84 



$2,971 75 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$700 75 


Provisions and supplies 


1,632 41 


Special charities . 


59 35 


Interest, taxes, etc. 


61 94 


Printing, postage, and ad 


- 


vertising . 


50 84 


Cash on hand 


466 46 



$2,971 75 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,000; value of investments, $12,000. 



Union Relief Association, 486 Main St., Springfield. (Incorporated 1886.) 
Report for year ending October 31, 1904. 

Nathan D. Bill, President; Eliza R. Whiting, Secretary; Walter 
G. Morse, Treasurer. 

Temporary relief to the needy; also carries on penny provident 
stamp savings fund among public school children. 

Number aided during year, 1,647. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



195 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Suhscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 



S950 00 

1,735 30 

214 67 

1,596 10 


Cr. 

Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent .... 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 


8531 62 
772 00 

1,868 60 
260 00 
243 81 
830 14 


34,496 07 


$4,496 07 



Value of investments, S27,071.62. 

Stoneham. 
Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Prof. Edgar L. Patch, President; Mrs. Mary W. Souther, Secre- 
tary; William O. Richardson, Treasurer, 

Home for people of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Stoneham for at least ten years or having settlement in 
Stoneham. Entrance fee, not less than $200. 

Cash on hand, $3,161.37. 

Not yet opened. 

New England SanitariTim and Benevolent Association, Stoneham. (Incorporated 

1899.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

A. E. Place, President; TV. M. Lee, Secretary and Treasurer; 
C. C. Nicola, Superintendent. 

For educational and charitable purposes, including lectures, treat- 
ment of the sick, surgical operations, etc. 

Number aided during year, 888, viz., 682 paying, 115 partly pay- 
ing, 91 free. Number of beds, 32. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 69, viz , 30 men, 39 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Notes payable 
Notes receivable . 
Rents and interest 
Insurance received on fire 

loss 

Supplies sold 
Miscellaneous 



32,441 97 


2,168 26 


36,767 82 


5,844 95 


101 26 


322 65 


9,216 21 


1,265 14 


609 29 


$58,737 56 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
New building in construction 
Furniture 
Notes payable 
Interest, insurance, and 

taxes .... 
Freight and transportation 
Cash advanced individuals 
Repairs on fire loss 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



514,151 13 

19,516 88 

1,472 98 

12,161 94 

630 18 

2,856 01 

2,784 66 
300 69 
456 63 
974 41 
992 42 

2,439 72 

$58,737 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$70,000. 



196 



STATE BOARD OF CHAEITY. [P. D. 17. 



Taunton. 

Associated Charities of Taunton, 61 Main St., Taunton. (Incorporated 1883.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 
John F. Montgomery, President; Rev. J. H. Metcalf, Secretary ; 
E. E. Richards, Treasurer ; Miss Bertha J. Southwick, Superintendent, 
To promote efficient co-operation between public and private 
charities, and to send, as far as possible, a friendly visitor to each 
poor family. 

Number aided during year, 171. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand ... $73 78 

Subscriptions and donations 604 10 

Loans 100 00 



$777 88 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$516 34 


Rent and office expenses 


106 34 


Paid loan 


60 00 


Miscellaneous 


22 60 


Cash on hand 


82 70 



$777 88 



Taunton Female Charitable Association, 96 Broadway, Taunton. (Incorporated 

1829.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. Jane M. Seaver, President ; Mrs. Charles T. Hubbard, Secre- 
tary ; Miss Maria W. Baylies, Treasurer; Mrs. Lucy Dunbar, 
Superintendent. 

Home for women at least sixty years of age, residents of Taunton 
for ten years. Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 15. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5, viz., 1 man, 4 women. 



I)r. 



Subscriptions and 

Income from inves 

Sales . 

Bank tax rebate . 

Miscellaneous 


donations 
tments . 


$1,036 50 

1,713 61 

286 24 

217 89 

81 31 




$3,335 55 



Value 
$13,500 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Gas, water, and telephone 
Board of inmate . 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$100 00 

1,125 60 

1,598 36 

145 78 

90 90 

232 63 

41 22 

1 06 

$3,335 55 



of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
value of investments, $41,908.82. 



Eartll.] CELIRITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



197 



Taunton Hospital Company, 88 Washington St., Taunton. (Incorporated 1888.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Silas Dean Presbrey, M.D., President; Martha Perry, M.D., Secre- 
tary ; Orville A. Barker, Treasurer ; Miss Ella Sears, Superintendent. 

Relief to sick and wounded. 

Number aided during year, 312, viz., 122 paying, 166 partly pay- 
ing, 24 free. Number of beds, 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, viz., 1 man. 16 women. 



Ur. 
Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Borrowed .... 
Due treasurer 



$2,665 67 

6,821 37 

877 40 

600 00 

1,102 27 

$12,066 71 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Due treasurer 



$3,557 28 

7,077 69 

860 06 

571 68 



$12,066 71 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$56,000; value of investments, $17,871.30. 



Wakefield. 

"Wakefield Home for Aged Women, between Bennet St. and Richardson Ave., 
Wakefield. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 

Mrs. Laura M. Parker, President; Mrs. Mary F. Aborn, Secretary ; 
Mrs. Abbie E. C. Eaton, Treasurer; Mrs. Emma F. Rowland, 
Matron. 

Home for Protestant women over sixty years of age, residents of 
Wakefield for ten years. Admission, $150, and furniture for room. 

Number aided during year, 6. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests . . . . 
Admission fees 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



Cr. 



$183 00 


Investments during year 


$1,282 60 


1,430 00 


Salaries and wages 


472 49 


450 00 


Provisions and supplies 


493 00 


446 23 


Repairs and improvements 


433 30 


367 70 


Miscellaneous 


195 54 


$2,876 93 


$2,876 93 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of investments, $12,832.29. 



198 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Waltham. 

Leland Home for Aged "Women, 21 Newton St. , "Waltham. (Incorporated 1879.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1903. 

Hamlin L. Hovey, President; Mrs. M. Louise Warren, Secretary; 
G. B. Willard, Treasurer ; Mrs. L. H. Eaton, Matron. 

Home for women of American parentage, at least sixty years of 
age, without incurable disease, residents of Waltham for ten years. 
Admission fee, $150. 

Number aided during year, 11. Number of beds, 12. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Cr. 



Dr, 
Cash on hand 
From mortgage 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 



$25,084 79 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000 ; value of investments, $46,300. 



$18,938 13 

4,000 00 

2,061 12 

86 54 


$26,084 79 



Investments during year 


$5,442 09 


Salaries and wages 


659 48 


Provisions and supplies 


1,751 90 


Repairs and improvements 


126 13 


Miscellaneous 


92 57 


Cash on hand 


17,012 62 



The "Waltham Baby Hospital, rear of 757 Main St., "Waltham. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending October 29, 1904. 

Miss Ann D. Adams, President; Miss Marguerite D. Allen, Sec- 
retary; Mrs. Elizabeth J. Worcester, Treasurer; Annie B. Melick, 
Matron. 

Providing a temporary home for the care of sick babies, and also 
of babies who need such care by reason of the sickness, death, or 
other incapacity of their parents. 

Number aided during year, 74, viz., 26 paying, 17 partly paying, 
31 free. Number of beds, 20. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6, viz., 1 man, 5 women. 

Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 
Entertainments . 
Fire insurance 
Miscellaneous 



$20 65 


2,725 64 


922 59 


6 61 


357 54 


M44 00 


5 96 


$4,381 99 



07. 

Salaries and wages 


$1,573 26 


Provisions and supplies 


1,261 93 


Repairs and improvements 


499 11 


Furnishings . 


131 67 


Fuel, rent, gas, water, etc. 


838 42 


Printing 


45 00 


Miscellaneous 


9 67 


Cash on hand 


23 03 



$4,381 9i) 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,500. 



Partll.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



199 



Waltham District Nursing Association, "Waltham. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Frank L. Barnes, President; Mrs. Alice W. Burnham, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To give invalids the benefit of trained nursing service for a short 
time each day. 

Number aided during year, 444, viz., 271 paying, 173 free. Num- 
ber of calls, 4,047. 



Dr, 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Interest on deposits 



$148 73 

534 00 

519 42 

1 83 



»1,203 98 



Cr. 
Nursing service . 
Drugs and surgical material 
Stationery and printing 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$1,075 60 
13 44 
39 25 
26 04 
49 65 

$1,203 98 



"Waltham Graduate Nurses Association, 716 Main St., Waltham. (Incorporated 

1904.) 

Miss Nellie L. Daniels, President; Miss Katharine B.Q\d^ Secretary 
and Treasurer ; Miss Elizabeth M. Wellington, Suj^erintendent, 

To advance the study of the nursing profession, provide facilities 
for its practice, establish a home for needy nurses, and do charity 
work for the poor of the town. 

No charity work yet undertaken. 



Waltham Hebrew Association, 83 Felton St., Waltham. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending October 1, 1904. 

Morris Schwartz, President; Samuel Robiuowitz, Secretary; Jacob 
Cohn, Treasurer. 

For benevolent and charitable purposes among Hebrew residents 
of Waltham. 

Number aided during year, 2. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 men. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand . . . $38 00 

Subscriptions and donations 130 00 

Membership dues . . . 84 55 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Charity 

Cash on hand 



$252 55 
Value of books and furniture, $125. 



$117 00 

130 00 
5 56 



$252 56 



200 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Waltham Hospital, Hope Ave., "Waltham. (Incorporated 1885.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 
C. J. McCormick, President; Mrs. Alice Burnham, Secretary; 
Edwin F. Atkius, Treasurer ; A. L. Pringle, Matron. 
Care and treatment of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 760, including 232 out-patients and 528 
in-patients, viz., 370 paying, 5 partly paying, 153 free. Number 
of beds, 100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13, viz., 3 men, 10 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$19,369 87 


Subscriptions and donations 


5,197 46 


Bequests .... 


10,000 00 


On account of persons aided 


15,014 79 


Income from investments . 


2,352 65 


Borrowed . . . . 


1,000 00 


Children's free bed fund 


180 11 


Yearly free beds . 


4,750 00 




$57,864 88 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$10,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


5,627 00 


Provisions and supplies 


8,160 29 


Repairs and improvements 


1,234 68 


Contagious ward . 


17,748 86 


Nursing service . 


3,937 59 


Medicine and drugs 


1,942 24 


Interest 


1,227 89 


Miscellaneous 


5,911 82 


Cash on hand 


2,074 51 




$57,864 88 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
6125,207.36 ; value of other property, $68,130, viz., investments, 
$58,130; books, furniture, etc., $10,000. 



Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham. (Incorporated 1901.) 
Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 
Frederick A. Stearns, President; Miss Rebecca Campbell, Secre- 
tary ; Francis C. Mann, Treasurer. 

Care of patients afflicted with incurable or chronic diseases, either 
in their homes or in homes to be established for that purpose. 
Number aided during year, 2, viz., 1 paying, 1 free. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



$199 02 
341 00 
692 00 

$1,232 02 



Cr. 



Assistance . 
Stationery, etc. 
Cash on hand 



$1,043 66 

13 70 

174 66 

$1,232 02 



Watertown. 

Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, 335 Arlington St., Watertown. (In- 
corporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1905. 
Mrs. Mary A. Thayer, President; Mrs. Marguerite Parker, Sec- 
retary ; Mrs. E. A. Sprague, Treasurer ; Mrs. M. A. Chadbourne, 
Superintendent. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



201 



To aid fallen or intemperate women, irrespective of creed, color, 
or age ; and to care for unfortunate children. 

Number aided during year, 42. Number of beds, 36. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Entertainments, sales, etc. . 



^85 63 

2,854 94 

755 39 



$3,695 96 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


3672 15 


Provisions and supplies 


646 50 


Repairs and improvements . 


218 99 


Interest and taxes 


815 26 


Printing .... 


144 50 


Miscellaneous, including pay- 




ment of loan 


1,158 84 


Cash on hand 


39 72 



$3,695 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,647. 

Sunny Bank Home, 240 School St., Watertown. (Incorporated 1887.) 
Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Charles R. Codman, President; E. T. Colburn, Secretary; C. H. 
Watson, Treasurer ; William O. Mann, Superintendent. 

Home for convalescent women and children, preferably for women 
and girls without homes and recovering from medical and surgical 
treatment. 

Number aided during year, 124, viz., 26 paying, 27 partly paying, 
71 free. Number of beds, 18. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4, viz., 1 man, 3 women. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations $267 61 

On account of persons aided 1,2.39 06 

Income from investments . 226 66 

Deficit 7,404 22 



$9,137 55 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Deficit .... 



$1,449 38 

2,052 87 

415 06 

5,220 24 

$9,137 55 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$20,000. 



"Watertown Associated Charities, Town Hall, Selectmen's Room, Watertown. 

(Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 

O. W. Dimick, President; Hiram McGlauflin, Secretary; Mrs. 
Alice M. vSilsbee, Treasurer. 

To relieve the worthy poor, find them employment, and help them 
to help themselves. 

Number aided during year, 33. 



202 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
€ash on hand ... $16 51 
Subscriptions and donations 101 50 



mis 01 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$111 22 
6 11 



$118 01 



Watertown District Nursing Association, "Watertown. (Incorporated 1905.) 
Report for eight months ending September 1, 1906. 

Mrs. Alice G. Abbott, President; Miss Maria Brigham, Secretary; 
Miss C. Belle Morse, Treasurer. 

To provide trained nurses for the sick and injured of limited 
means, and eventually to provide hospital accommodations for the 
sick. 

Number aided during year, 141, viz., 106 paying, 6 partly paying, 
29 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 



Cr. 



$346 25 
626 00 
305 51 



$1,177 76 



Investments during year 


$50 00 


Salaries and wages 


495 33 


Drugs, etc. . 


11 73 


Printing, postage, etc. . 


97 60 


Cash on hand 


623 20 



$1,177 76 



Wellesley. 

The Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, Forest St., "Wellesley Hills. 

(Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. Oliver W. Peabody, President; Mrs. Henry S. Hunnewell, 
Secretary; Mrs. Horatio G. Curtis, Treasurer; Sister Caroline, 
Superintendent. 

For the treatment of convalescent patients from the Children's 
Hospital in Boston. 

Number aided during year, 243, viz., 120 partly paying, 123 free. 
Number of beds, 30. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 2 men, 8 women. 



Dr 



Cash on hand 


. 


$66,891 25 


Subscriptions 


and donations 


7,404 00 


On account of 


persons aided 


2,403 01 


Income from investments . 


6,671 89 


Contributions 


towards new 




building . 


. 


26,458 00 


Payment of notes . 


79,343 12 


Miscellaneous 


• • • 


325 00 




$189,496 27 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Building new home 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



$125,495 66 
3,651 65 
9,0W 63 
1,346 96 
26,819 12 
2,091 66 

. 21,000 71 


$189,496 27 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



203 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
(new Home partly constructed), S49,083.29 ; value of investments, 
$171,548.29. 

Westfield. 

The Shurtleflf Mission' to the Children of the Destitute, Franklin St., Westfield. 

(Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending January 10, 1906. 

Myron E. Searle, President; R. L. Scott, Secretary; Loring P. 
Lane, Treasurer; Miss A. A. Herrick, Matron. 

Home for children of the poor and destitute. 

Number aided during year, 34, viz., 17 paying, 6 partly paying, 
11 free. Number of beds, 14. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



^934 39 
204 50 
289 00 

1,526 31 
150 00 

»3,104 20 



Cr. 
Investments during year 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Cash on hand 



Sl.lOl 86 
600 00 
907 07 
340 09 
155 19 

S3,104 20 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
^000 ; value of investments, $23,250. 



Trustees of the Noble Hospital, Silver St., Westfield. (Incorporated 1893.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1904, 

R. H. Kneil, President; Elizabeth Parker, Secretary; George E. 
Whipple, Treasurer; Eleanor Ryan, Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of the sick. 

Number aided during year, 271, viz., 209 paying, 60 partly pay- 
ing, 2 free. Number of beds, 29. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11, viz., 1 man, 10 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Savings bank 
Miscellaneous 



$1,115 93 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 


$3,838 07 


2,616 84 


Provisions and supplies 


2,347 63 


5,630 21 


Repairs and improvements . 


2,737 61 


929 50 


Medical and surgical supplies 


878 41 


1,000 00 


Miscellaneous 


725 08 


638 07 


Cash on hand 


1,303 95 


811,830 55 


$11,830 65 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
19,748.54 ; value of investments, Sl7,505.41. 



204 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



"Westfield Home for Aged People, Silver St., Westfield. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending December 14, 1904. 
L. N. Clark, President; H. B. Putnam, Clerk; H. L. Bradley, 
Treasurer ; Annie L. Williams, Matron. 
Home for worthy and aged persons. 
Number aided during year, 8. Number of beds, 6. 
Number of paid oflScers or employees, 2 women. 



Br. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


$24 10 


Investments during year 


$12,109 40 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,389 11 


Salaries and wages 


226 68 






Provisions and supplies 


386 78 






Repairs and improvements 


416 45 






Rent .... 


175 00 






Miscellaneous 


79 65 






Cash on hand 


19 25 




33,413 21 


$3,413 21 



Value of investments, $3,609.57. 



Westfield Home for Aged Women, 7 Bates St., Westfield. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Mrs. Hannah Brass, President and Matron; Martha E. G-ranger, 
Secretary ; Mrs. Kate Rich, Treasurer. 
To establish a home for aged women. 
Not yet in full operation. 

WiNCHENDON. 

The Winchendon Home for Aged People, Winchendon. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Rev. Joseph F. Fielden, President ; Harriette M. Wyman, Secre- 
tary ; Waldo C. Corey, Treasurer. 

To provide a home for aged citizens of Winchendon who have no 
relatives able to provide for them. 

Cash on hand, $2,151.48. 

Not yet opened. 

Winchester. 

Home for Aged People in Winchester, 2 Kendall St., Winchester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1894.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1905. 

Nelson H. Seelye, President ; Charles A. Lane, Secretary ; J. H. 
Dwinell, Treasurer ; Mrs. Fannie A. Burton, Matron. 

Home for persons of good character, at least sixty years of age, 
residents of Winchester for five years. Admission, $200, and con- 
veyance of property to Home. 

Number aided during year, 4. Number of beds, 6. 

Number of paid oflScers or employees, 2 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



205 



Dr. 



Cr, 



Cash on hand 


§5,569 58 


Salaries and wages 


§477 25 


Subscriptions and donations 


461 25 


Provisions and supplies 


658 80 


Bequests .... 


206 52 


Repairs and improvements 


100 96 


Interest on deposits 


170 21 


Miscellaneous 


80 83 


Admission fees . 


400 00 


Cash on hand 


5,815 22 


Membership dues . 


260 00 






Miscellaneous 


15 50 








§7,083 06 


§7,083 06 



Value of property owDed and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500 ; value of furniture, $500. 



WOBURN. 

Home for Aged "Women in "Wobui-n, Elm St., North Woburn. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Almira TT. Brown, President; Mary C. Stearns, Secretary; Lavinia 
A. Hartwell, Treasurer of Managers; Charlie A. Jones, Treasurer 
of Trustees; Miss Emma Conant, Matron. 

Home for worthy Protestant women over sixty years of age, resi- 
dents of Woburn for ten years. Admission, $200, and furniture for 
room. 

Number aided during year, 11. Number of beds, 10. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3, viz., 1 man, 2 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Admission feea . 
Income from investments . 



§1,462 87 
188 50 
600 00 i 
1,602 95 i 


$3,854 32 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements . 
Funeral and sickness expenses 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



5805 93 

1,332 88 

169 74 

215 38 

135 26 

1,195 13 

$3,854 32 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$9,000; value of investments, 842,673.90. 



"Winning Home, Lexington St., Woburn. (Incorpoi-ated 1901.) 
Report for year ending April 17, 1905. 
John W. Johnson, President; Charlie A. Jones, Secretary ; Daniel 
W. Pratt, Treasurer ; Emma F. McGarry, Matron. 

Home for orphan and other destitute children, for their temporary 
or permanent care. At present used as a summer vacation home for 
poor children in conjunction with the Every Day Church of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 271. Number of beds, 25. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 3 men, 7 women. 



206 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr, 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


^235 73 


Salaries and wages 


$1,424 70 


Subscriptions and donations 


816 61 


Provisions and supplies 


316 51 


Income from investments . 


556 21 


Repairs and improvements 


136 54 


Live stock .... 


131 29 


Live stock . 


430 00 


Farm products 


2,370 67 


Farm expenditures 


996 00 






Miscellaneous 


273 67 






Cash on hand 


533 m 




$4,110 51 


$4,110 51 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $23,056. 



Worcester. 

The Associated Charities of Worcester, 35 Pearl St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 

1903.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Dr. Charles L. Nichols, President; George H. Haynes, Secretary ; 
W. S. B. Hopkins, Treasurer ; Miss Miriam F. Witherspoon, Gen- 
eral Secretary. 

To promote cordial cooperation on the part of the various charitable 
agencies of Worcester in the relief of the needy ; to expose fraud and 
detect imposture ; to prevent begging and the spread of pauperism, 
etc. 

Number of families dealt with during year, 553. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 
Subscriptions and donations 



$46 60 
4,093 10 



$4,139 70 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
OflSce rent 
Relief given . 
Office expenses, etc, 
Cash on hand 



$1,790 66 

612 98 

1,443 78 

284 86 

7 42 

$4,139 70 



Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 46 High St., 'Worcester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1898.) 

Report for year ending March 1, 1905. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Margaret A. Dowling, 
Secretary ; Frances E. Gerould, Treasurer and Mother Superior. 

To care for the aged and infirm, and homeless and neglected chil- 
dren ; to assist women out of employment, etc. 

Number aided during year, 273, viz., 82 paying, 129 partly paying, 
62 free. Number of beds, 158. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2, viz., 1 man, 1 woman. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



207 



Dr. 




Cr. 




Cash on hand 


S2,632 20 


Salaries and wages 


$693 27 


Subscriptions and donations 


6,111 24 


Provisions and supplies 


6,408 38 


Bequests .... 


5,915 96 


Repairs and improvements 


6,933 88 


On account of persons aided 


5,548 39 


Insurance 


417 25 


Interest on deposits 


;360 00 


Taxes .... 


102 88 


Sale of land .... 


850 00 


Miscellaneous 


84 79 


Work of sisters . 


529 ^)4 


Cash on hand 


7,595 78 


Income from farm 


651 55 






Sale of small religious articles 


554 00 






Miscellaneous 


82 95 








322,236 23 


322,236 2S 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
S60,000. 

Door of Hope Society, 15 Salem St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 1903.) 
Report for year ending September 1, 1905. 
Miss Eliza L. Barnard, President; Mrs. William H. Bliss, Secre^ 
tary ; Miss Mary Gaines, Treasurer and Superintendent. 

To provide a temporary home and find employment for young 
women who have been led astray, or are subject to temptation. 
Number aided during year, QQ. Number of beds, 10. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Deficit 



31,044 06 
11 84 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent .... 


3253 00 
382 90 
420 00 



31,055 90 



31,055 90 



Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, 200 Southbridge St., Worcester. (Incor- 
porated 1897.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1905. 

Mrs. C. H. Davis, President; Miss Josephine Perry, Secretary; 
Miss Nella Marble, Treasurer ; Mrs. Mary Crane, Custodian. 

To loan the sick and needy such articles as may be required by 
them. 

Number aided during year, 319, viz., 51 partly paying, 268 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
From church societies . 



3328 90 



Cr. 



385 80 

116 00 

67 10 

60 00 


Salaries and wages 

Supplies 

Kent .... 

Miscellaneous 

Cash on hand 


3127 52 
54 93 
72 00 
28 85 
46 60 



9328 90 



Value of investments, Si, 429.09. 



208 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Home for Aged Men in "Worcester, 1199 Main St., Worcester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1874.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Thomas H. Gage, M.D., President; Roger F. Upham, Secretary ; 
Nathaniel Paine, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Superintendent. 

Home for indigent men, at least sixty years of age, natives of the 
United States, and residents of Worcester for ten years. Admission 
fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 7. Number of beds, 7. 

Matron has house rent free, provides all supplies, and receives 
board for inmates. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$593 39 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,010 00 


Bequests .... 


1,000 00 


Income from investments . 


5,427 57 


Admission fee . 


200 00 


Mortgage note paid 


7,700 00 




$15,930 96 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$11,384 64 


For board of inmates . 


1,396 50 


Repairs and improvements 


701 77 


Heating and lighting . 


362 60 


Taxes and water bill . 


279 66 


Miscellaneous 


79 79 


Cash on hand 


1,726 GO 




$15,930 96 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $76,000. 



Home for Aged "Women, 1183 Main St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 1869.) 
Report for year ending January 31, 1905. 

George C. Whitney, President ; Edward F. Tolman, Secretary and 
Treasurer ; Mrs. Jessie M. Fisher, Matron. 

Home for dependent, aged, unmarried women, at least sixty-five 
years of age, not necessarily residents of Worcester. Admission fee, 
$250. 

Number aided during year, 26, viz., 2 partly paying, 24 free. 
Number of beds, 25. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7, viz., 1 man, 6 women. 

Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$2,929 05 


Subscriptions and donations 


431 55 


Bequests .... 


1,78:5 68 


On account of persons aided 


218 00 


Income from investments . 


4,735 17 


Change of investments 


1,358 55 


Admission fee . 


250 00 


Rebate State tax on stocks . 


267 03 


Loans 


1,488 49 




$13,461 62 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$3,898 69 


Salaries and wages 


2,602 85 


Provisions and supplies 


3,981 27 


Repairs and improvements 


536 67 


Loans and discounts 


1,500 00 


Miscellaneous 


282 21 


Cash on hand 


659 83 




$13,461 52 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$49,700; value of investments, $102,475. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



209 



Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, 76 Portland St., Worcester. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending December 1, 1904. 

Lucie Dronin, President; L^opoldine Trudeau, Secretary- Treasurer 
and Superintendent. 

Keeping and maintaining lands and property in the State of Massa- 
chusetts for the purpose of kindergarten, industrial schools, home 
for girls, day nursery, convents, and chapels. Day nursery only in 
operation. 

Number aided during year, 60. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 



3250 00 



S250 00 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Miscellaneous 
Cash on hand 



§100 00 
30 00 
70 00 
50 00 

3250 00 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
817,000. 

liittle Franciscan Sisters of Mary, 10 Bleeker St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1890.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Sr. M. Dominic, President^ Treasurer^ and Mother Superior ; Sr. 
Mary Alphonse de Liguori, Secretary. 

Care of poor and destitute persons, at least sixty years of age, 
without distinction of nationality, creed, or physical condition. Pay- 
ment : in wards, $10 a month, for life, $500; in private room, 815 a 
month, for life, 81,000. 

Number aided during year, 71, viz., 31 paying, 17 partly paying, 
23 free. Number of beds, 60. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18, viz., 2 men, 16 women. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


82,900 77 


Investments during year 


51,510 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,803 80 


Salaries and wages 


761 00 


Bequests .... 


522 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,594 35 


On account of persons aided 


4,497 31 


Repairs and improvements 


2,276 13 


Interest on deposits 


60 96 


Interest, insurance, and rent 


362 30 


Rummage sales . 


207 20 


Medical supplies . 


55 04 


Work of Sisters . 


243 99 


Taxes, water, fuel, and tele 




Sale of small religious arti- 




phone 


569 88 


cles 


56 30 


House furnishings 


449 95 


Miscellaneous 


15 00 


Miscellaneous 


260 80 






Cash on hand 


. 2,467 88 




510,307 33 


810,307 33 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,725; value of other property, $6,200, viz., land, 83,200; fur- 
niture, 83,000. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The Memorial Home for the Blind, Worcester. (Incorporated 1905.) 

John C. Berry, President; William T. Forbes, Secretary ; William 
Woodward, Treasurer. 

To provide a home or homes for the blind, and to promote their 
general welfare. 

First year not completed. 

North WT'orcester Aid Society, Holden St., Worcester. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending June 12, 1905. 
Warren C. Jewett, President; Mrs. W. E. Sargent, Secretary ; Mrs. 
Scott T. Pierce, Treasurer. 

For charitable, religious, educational, and social purposes. Mem- 
bers have a sewing circle where articles are made and afterwards 
given to the needy, or sold at fairs. No accounts of aid thus rendered 
or of food given to poor families. 



Dr. 



S263 06 



Cr. 



Cash on hand 


S47 20 


Repairs and improvements 


560 90 


Fair and entertainments 


181 31 


Merchandise 


32 91 


Dues and members' fees 


17 00 


Cash paid poor people . 


53 00 


Work and articles sold 


17 55 


Miscellaneous 


7 25 






Cash on hand 


109 00 



$263 06 



Value of propeity owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,200; value of furniture, etc., S300. 



Saint Anne's French- Canadian Orphanage, Granite St., Worcester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1891.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1905. 

Sister Leocadie I'Heureux, President; Sister Mary Agnes Sauv^, 
Secretary; Sister Josephine Bissonnette, Treasurer ; Sister Mary Ray- 
mond, Superintendent. 

Care of orphans and abandoned children. 

Number aided during year, 330, viz., 60 paying, 196 partly pay- 
ing, 74 free. Number of beds, 243. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28, viz., 6 men, 22 women. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from farm, etc. 
Borrowed .... 



$138 46 


274 75 


1,000 00 


6,980 26 


2,307 52 


8,000 00 


$18,700 99 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 


$2,724 52 
6,230 00 


Repairs and improvements, 

including new building . 

Insurance . . . . 


7,832 10 
230 46 


Interest on mortgage . 
Cash on hand 


1,453 45 
230 46 




$18,700 99 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$49,900. 



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211 



Saint Vincent's Hospital of Worcester, Massachusetts, corner Vernon and Win- 
throp Streets, Worcester. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary Isidore, 
Secretary and Sister Superior; Mother Mary of Providence, Treas- 
urer. 

Care of sick, aged, and infirm ; home and hospital. 

Number aided during year, 1,093, viz., 926 paying, 65 partly pay- 
ing, 102 free. Number of beds, 80. 

Number of paid officers and employees, 66, viz., 10 men, 56 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Sabscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 



$1,169 74 
1,748 82 
2,532 75 

35,520 39 


$40,971 70 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$3,675 85 


Provisions and supplies 


25,337 83 


Repairs and improvements 


2,068 60 


Payment on loan . 


5,000 00 


Interest on mortgage . 


4,633 55 


Cash on hand 


255 87 




$40,971 70 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$120,000. 



Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, 202 Southbridge St., Worcester, 

(Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending October 21, 1904. 

Mrs. Henry S. Pratt, President; Mrs. E. I. Comins, Secretary; 
Mrs. Luther M. Lovell, Treasurer ; Miss Charlotte Emerson, Matron. 

Shelter for needy women, and care of children whose motliers are 
in hospitals and of children of working mothers. 

Number aided during year, 243, viz., 107 partly paying, 136 free. 
Number of beds, 18. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions 

On account of persons aided 

Income from investments 

Miscellaneous 



$267 47 

2,390 82 

129 72 

569 21 

72 00 



$3,429 22 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages 


$1,300 56 


Provisions and supplies 


1,184 03 


Repairs and improvements 


296 70 


Fuel .... 


1<K) 01 


Gas and water 


103 83 


Miscellaneous 


209 01 


Cash on hand 


145 08 



$3,429 22 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000 ; value of investments, Si 4,300. 



212 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



W^oman's Progressive Club, 10 Liberty St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 1900.) 
Report for year ending June 1, 1905. 
Mrs. Jane B. Collins, President; Miss Emnia E. P. Brogden, ^ec- 
retary ; Mrs. Elizabeth Storms, Treasurer; Mrs. Kate Coleman, 
Superintendent. 

Home for the aged, and day nursery. Admission fee to Home, 



Number aided during year, 2. Number of beds, 3. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous 



S65 00 
158 94 



$223 94 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Miscellaneous 



S40 00 

180 00 

3 94 



S223 94 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,800. 

"Worcester Children's Friend Society, 821 Main St., "Worcester. (Incorporated 

1849.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 

Mrs. George A. Barnard, President; Mrs. Edmund M. Barton, 
Secretary ; Mrs. George H. Miller, Treasurer ; Miss Helen A. Woods, 
Superintendent. 

To aid orphans and needy children by caring for them in families. 

Number aided during year, 95, viz., 11 paying, 39 partly paying, 
45 free. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 women. 

■Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests .... 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 

$8,524 11 

Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $75,000. 



$64 48 


1,394 88 


800 00 


1,369 97 


4,298 80 


695 98 


$8,524 11 



Cr. 




Investments during year 


$800 00 


Salaries and wages 


1,650 63 


Board and clothing 


5,528 63 


Printing, stationery, etc. 


380 02 


Miscellaneous 


86 18 


Cash on hand 


78 76 



The "Worcester Employment Society, 36 Pearl St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1883.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Miss Frances M. Lincoln, President; Mrs. Frank R. Macullar, 

Secretary; Miss Maud E. Chase, Treasurer; Louisa M. Pierce, 

Agent. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



213 



To provide employment for poor women at reasonable compensa- 
tion, and to furnish such other relief as may seem desirable. 
Number aided during year, 100. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1 woman. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests 

Income from investments 
Christmas sale 
Sale of women's work, etc 
Miscellaneous 



$417 29 


1,357 10 


3,000 00 


750 96 


970 80 


617 70 


14 52 


$7,128 37 



Cr. 



Investments during year 


$3,000 00 


Salaries and wages 


576 36 


Materials 


414 60 


Rent, telephone, etc. . 


432 16 


Paid for sewing . 


2,379 52 


Cash on hand 


325 73 



$7,128 37 



Value of investments, $20,752.10. 



Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, 46 Providence St., Worcester. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1905. 

J. K. Warren, M.D., President; E. B. Miles, Secretary ; Lamson 
Allen, M.D., Treasurer ; Miss M. E. Rowe, Matron. 

Care and treatment of the sick according to the principles of 
homoeopathy. 

Number aided during year, 110, viz., 96 paying, 14 partly paying. 
Number of beds, 15. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, viz., 1 man, 9 women. 



Dr. 

Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
On account of persons aided 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous 



$424 95 


268 00 


6,519 50 


81 25 


10 23 


$7,303 93 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,613 44 


Provisions and supplies 


4,869 98 


Repairs and improvements 


229 72 


Miscellaneous 


155 62 


Cash on hand 


435 27 



$7,303 93 



Value of property owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$18,000 ; value of investments, $2,475. 



Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, 16 Gold St., Worcester. (Incorpo- 
rated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1905. 

Harris Shapiro, President; Henry W. Dephoure, Secretary ; Nathan 
Lurier, Treasurer. 

To loan money witliout interest to members and non-members. 
Members pay five cents per weel\, and are of the Hebrew race only. 

Number aided during year, 374, viz., 74 paying, 300 free. 



214 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

On account of persons aided 
Money outstanding for loans 



$363 95 
417 00 
192 05 

$973 00 



Cr. 



Money loaned 
Cash on hand 



$808 00 
165 00 



$973 00 



"Worcester Society for District Nursing, "Worcester. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1904. 
Miss Harriet E. Clarke, President; Mrs. Alice Noreross Gross, 
Secretary ; Mrs. Mabel Kuowles Gage, Treasurer. 
Care of sick poor in their homes. 
Number aided during year, 202. 
Number o^' paid officers or employees, 2 women. 



Dr. 



Cash on hand 


$146 40 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,279 50 


Bequests .... 


4,765 85 


Income from investments 




and deposits 


291 43 



$6,483 18 



Cr, 



Investments during year 


$4,765 86 


Salaries and wages 


1,219 66 


Provisions and supplies 


131 53 


Miscellaneous 


144 01 


Cash on hand 


222 13 



$6,483 18 



Value of investments, $10,539.86. 



"Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, "Worcester. (Incorporated 1904.) 
Report for year ending November 1, 1904. 
Charles A. Johnson, President; Eric O. Granberg, Secretary; 
Theodor Osberg, Treasurer. 

For benevolent and charitable work among Swedish residents of 
Worcester, and to establish and maintain a home for aged and in- 
firm persons of Swedish extraction. 
Number aided during year, 24 families. 



Dr. 
Cash on hand 

Subscriptions and donations 
For building fund 


$32 03 

107 80 

3,785 31 


Cr. 
Hall rent and supplies . 
Paid out to needy 
Legal advice 
Building fund 
Cash on hand 


$8 77 
70 54 
15 00 
3,785 31 
45 52 




$3,925 14 


$3,925 14 



Part II.] CHARITABLi: CORPORATIONS. 215 

Geneeal Statement Concerning Charitable 
cokpokations. 

The statements given below comprise 517 charitable corpora- 
tions, of which 35 either made no report, or failed to return 
reports sent back to them for correction ; 49 made reports which 
were necessarily incomplete, either because the organization was 
not in operation, or because its first year's work had not been 
finished, or for some other satisfactory reason; and the remain- 
ing 433 made substantially complete reports. Of these 433 the 
total expenditure was $5,722,217.62; the receipts on account 
of beneficiaries, $1,418,448.63; the total amount of property 
owned and occupied for corporate purposes, $19,269,831.76; 
and the total amount of investments, $25,343,156.35. The 364 
corporations fully classifying their beneficiaries gave a total of 
421,596, viz., 47,327 paying, 111,780 partly paying, 262,489 
free. A total amount of $1,549,918.88 was paid as salaries 
and wages to 5,373 officers and other employees of 352 corpo- 
rations. 

The 35 corporations which made no report, or failed to return 
reports sent back for correction, are : — 

American Invalid Aid Society, Boston. 

Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston. 

Ascension Society, Boston. 

Bay State Dispensary, Boston. 

Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston. 

Boston Emergency and General Flospital, Boston. 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston. 

British Charitable Society, Boston. 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge. 

Children's Home, Lowell. 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn. 

Everett Home for Aged Women, Everett. 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River. 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, Boston. 

Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston. 

Hebrew Immio^rant Aid Society, Boston. 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, Lowell. 

Lowell Dispensary, Lowell. 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn. 

Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose. 

Millet Sanatorium, Incorp., East Bridgewater 



216 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

New England Baptist Hospital, Boston. 

New England Training School for Nurses, Boston. 

Olette Relief Association, Boston. 

Red Cross Bureau, Boston. 

Rindge Hospital, Cambridge. 

Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Boston. 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville. 

Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, Haverhill. 

Student's Home Association, Boston. 

Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, Boston. 

Trustees of the East Boston Ladies Gmilas Chased Association, Boston. 

Wage Earners' Emergency and General Co-operative Hospital, Boston. 

White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, Boston. 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford. 

Classification of Charitable Corporations. 

Agtd Couples, Homes for. 
Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, Lynn. 
Home for Aged Couples, Boston. 

Aged Men, Homes for. 
Battles Home, Lowell. 
Bertram Home for Aged Men, Salem. 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, Peabody. 
Home for Aged Men, Boston. 
Home for Aged Men in Worcester, Worcester. 
Lynn Home for Aged Men, Lynn. 

Newbury port Society for the Relief of Aged Men, Newburyport. 
Springfield Home for Aged Men, Springfield. 

Aged Women, Homes for. 
Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged Women, Amesbury. 
Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Women in Salem, Salem. 
Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, New Bedford. 
Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, Pittsfield. 
Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, Boston. 
Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies, Fitchburg. 

Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, Northampton. 
Home for Aged Colored Women, Boston. 
Home for Aged Women, Boston. 
Home for Aged Women, Worcester. 
Home for Aged Women in Woburn, Woburn. 
Huntress Home, Gloucester. 
Leland Home for Aged Women, Waltham. 
Leominster Home for Old Ladies, Leominster. 
Lynn Home for Aged Women, Lynn. 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, Newburyport. 
Old Ladies' Home, Lowell. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 217 

Old Ladies' Home Association, Haverhill. 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, Chelsea. 

Old Ladies' Home Society, Beverly. 

Reading Home for Aged Women, Reading. 

Roxbury Home for Children and Aged Women, Boston. 

St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell. 

Springfield Home for Aged Women, Springfield. 

Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, Peabody. 

Taunton Female Charitable Association, Taunton. 

Wakefield Home for Aged Women, Wakefield. 

Wales Home for Aged Women, Brockton. 

Westfield Home for Aged Women, Westfield. 

Winchester Home for Aged Women, Boston. 

Aged People, Homes for. 
Andover Home for Aged People, Andover. 
Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester. 
Baptist Home, Cambridge. 
Cambridge Homes for Aged People, Cambridge. 
Clinton Home for Aged People, Clinton. 
Concord's Home for the Aged, Concord. 
Danvers Home for the Aged, Danvers. 
Everett Home for Aged Persons, Everett. 
Gardner Home for Elderly People, Gardner. 
German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Lawrence. 
Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, Gloucester. 
Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, Boston. 
Holyoke Home for Aged People, Holyoke. 
Home for the Aged at Milford, Milford. 

Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, Framingham. 
Home for Aged People, Fall River. 
Home for Aged People in Revere, Revere. 
Home for Aged People in Stoneham, Stoneham. 
Home for Aged People in Winchester, Winchester. 
Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Boston. 

King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk County, Norfolk. 
Ladies Unity Club, Boston. 
Lamson Home, Cambridge. 
Lawrence Home for Aged People, Lawrence. 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton. 
Lexington Home for Aged People, Lexington. 
Little Franciscan Sisters of INIary, Worcester. 
Maiden Home for Aged Persons, Maiden. 
Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, Natick. 
Medford Home for Aged Men and Women, Medford. 
Montgomery Home for Aged People, Middleborough. 
Mount Pleasant Home, Boston. 
New Bedford Home for Aged, New Bedford. 
Newton Home for Aged People, Newton. 



218 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford. 
Somerville Home for the Aged, Somerville. 
Trustees of the Carleton Home, Georgetown. 
Westfield Home for Aged People, Westfield 

William Llo^'d Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Per- 
sons, Boston. 
Winchendon Home for Aged People, Winchendon. 
Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester. 

Animals, Associations for Care of. 
Animal Rescue League, Boston. 
Brockton Humane Society, Brockton. 
Ellen M. Giflford Sheltering Home Corporation, Boston. 
Lowell Humane Society, LoweH. 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston, 

Associated Charities. 
Associated Charities of Boston 
Associated Charities of Cambridge. 
Associated Charities of Fall River. 
Associated Charities of Gloucester. 
Associated Charities of Lynn. 
Associated Charities of Maiden. 
Associated Charities of Newton. 
Associated Charities of Salem. 
Associated Charities of Somerville. 
Associated Charities of Taunton. 
Associated Charities of Worcester. 
Watertown Associated Charities. 

Blind, Homes or Schools Jor. 
Boston Nursery for Blind Babies. 
Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult Blind, 

Cambridge. 
Memorial Home for the Blind, Worcester. 

Boys^ Clubs. 
Boys' Club of Lynn, Lynn. 
Boys' Institute of Industry, Boston. 
Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, Boston. 
Chelsea Boys' Club Association, Chelsea. 
Holyoke Boys' Club Association, Holyoke. 
ALalden Boys' Club, Maiden. 
National Boys' Club Association, Springfield* 

Children, Homes and Schools for 
Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for Works of Mercy, Bos- 
ton. 
Association of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Worcester. 



Part II.] CHAEITABLE COEPORATIOXS. 219 

Avon Home, Cambridge. 

Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, Boston. 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, Revere. 

Children's Home of Fall River, Fall River. 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, Boston. 

City Orphan Asylum, Salem. 

Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls, Newton. 

Doane Orphanage, Longmeadow. 

Faith Home, Lowell. 

Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, Fitchburg, 

House of the Angel Guardian, Boston. 

Industrial School for Girls, Boston. 

Incorporate Protectory of Mary Immaculate, Lawrence. 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, Boston. 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, Milton. 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, Boston. 

New Bedford Orphans' Home, New Bedford. 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, Boston. 

North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston. 

Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, Salem. 

St. Anne's French-Canadian Orphanage, AVorcester. 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, Millbury. 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, Fall River. 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, New Bedford. 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum, and Lying-in Hospital, Boston. 

St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, Fall River. 

St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, Boston. 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, Salem. 

Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, Westfield. 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville. 

South End Industrial School, Boston. 

Theodore Edson Orphanage, Lowell. 

Trustees of the Ayer Home, Lowell. 

Winning Home, Woburn. 

Working Boys' Home, Boston. 

Children, Hospitals for. 
Babies' Summer Hospital, Peabody. 
Boston Floating Hospital, Boston. 
Children's Hospital, Boston. 
Children's Island Sanitarium, Salem. 

Thomas Morgan Rotch, Jr., Memorial Hospital for Infants, Boston. 
Waltham Baby Hospital, Waltham. 

Consumptives, Hospitals, Homes, etc., for. 
American Invalid Aid Society of Boston, Boston. 
Cullis Consumptives' Home, Boston. 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, Boston. 
Sharon Sanatorium, Sharon. 



220 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Convalesce7its, Hospitals or Homes for. 
Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, Wellesley. 
Milton Convalescent Home, Milton. 
New England Convalescent Rest Home, Boston. 
St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, Boston. 
Sunny bank Home, Watertown. 

Crippled and Deformed Children, Homes and Schools for. 
Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, Boston. 
New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, Hyde Park. 

Deaf Homes and Schools for. 
New England Home for Deaf Mutes, Boston. 
New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, Beverly. 
Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, Medford. 

Dispensaries. 
Bay State Dispensary, Boston. 
Boston Dispensary, Boston. 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston, 
Homoeopathic Medical Dispensary, Boston. 
Jamaica Plain Dispensary, Boston. 
Lowell Dispensary, Lowell. 
Roxbury Homoeopathic Dispensary, Boston. 
South End Dispensary and Hospital, Boston. 
Suffolk Dispensary, Boston. 
Tremont Dispensary, Boston. 
Trinity Dispensary, Boston. 

Fallen Women, Homes and Associations for. 
Association for the Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston. 
Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, Watertown. 
Boston North End Mission, Boston. 
Door of Hope Society, Worcester. 

New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, New Bedford. 
New England Moral Reform Society, Boston. 
Refuge in the City of Boston, Boston. 

Hospitals, General. 
Adams Nervine Asylum, Boston. 
Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester. 
Amesbury Hospital Association, Amesbury. 
Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport. 
Berkeley Infirmary, Boston. 
Beverly Hospital Corporation, Beverly. 
Boston City- Hospital, Boston. 
Boston Emergency and General Hospital, Boston. 
Boston Polyclinic Hospital, Boston. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 221 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, Boston. 

Brockton Hospital Company, Brockton. 

Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg. 

Barrage Hospital Association, Boston. 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, Cambridge. 

Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge. 

Carney Hospital, Boston. 

City Hospital of Quincy, Quincy. 

Clinton Hospital Association, Clinton. 

Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. 

Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, Lynn. 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, Salem 

Essex Union Emergency and General Hospital, Salem. 

Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, Montague. 

Faulkner Hospital Corporation, Boston. 

Framingham Hospital, Framingham. 

Franklin County Public Hospital, Greenfield. 

Free Hospital for Women, Brookline. 

Hahnemann Hospital, Boston. 

Hale Hospital, Haverhill. 

Hampden Homoeopathic Hospital, Springfield. 

Holyoke City Hospital, Holyoke. 

House of the Good Samaritan, Boston. 

House of Mercy, Pittsfield. 

Jordan Hospital, Plymouth. 

Leominster Hospital Association, Leominster. 

Lowell General Hospital, Lowell. 

Lynn Hospital, Lynn. 

Maiden Hospital, Maiden. 

Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough. 

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. 

Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, Boston. 

Melrose Hospital Association, Melrose. 

Mercy Hospital, Springfield. 

Milford Hospital, Milford. 

Millet Sanatorium, East Bridgewater. 

Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Boston. 

Newbury port Homoeopathic Hospital, Newburyport. 

New England Baptist Hospital, Boston. 

New England Deaconess Association, Boston. 

New England Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston. 

New Kngland Hospital for Women and Children, Boston, 

New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, Stoneham. 

New England Skin and Cancer Hospital and Dispensary, Boston. 

Newton Hospital, Newton. 

North Adams Hospital, North Adams. 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. 

Rindge Hospital, Cambridge. 



222 STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Rockport Hospital Association, Rockport. 

Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, Chelsea. 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Boston. 

St. John's Hospital, Lowell. 

St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, New Bedford. 

Saint Vincent's Hospital of Worcester, Worcester. 

Salem Hospital, Salem. 

Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, Holyoke. 

Somerville Hospital, Soraerville. 

Springfield Hospital, Springfield. 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, Arlington. 

Taunton Hospital Company, Taunton. 

Trustees of the Noble Hospital, Westfield. 

Union Hospital, Lynn. 

Union Hospital in Fall River, Fall River. 

Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston. 

Wage Earners' Emergency and General Hospital, Boston. 

Waltham Hospital, VValtham. 

Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, Boston. 

Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester. 

Incurables, Hospitals or Homes for. 
Boston Homes for Incurables, Boston. 
Channing Home, Boston. 

Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, Cambridge. 
Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, Boston. 

Inebriates^ Homes for. 
Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, VVatertown. 
Massachusetts Home for Intemperate Women, Boston. 
Washingtonian Home, Boston. 
Willard Hospital, Bedford. 

Lying-in HosjJitals. 
Boston Lying-in Hospital, Boston. 
St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, Boston. 

Nurseries. 
Boston Nursery for Blind Babies, Boston. 
Brookline Day Nursery, Brookline. 
German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Lawrence. 
Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Worcester. 
Lowell Day Nursery Association, Lowell. 
Maiden Industrial Aid Society, Maiden. 
New Bedford Day Nursery, New Bedford. 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, Somerville. 
South End Day Nursery, Boston. 
Sunnyside Day Nursery, Boston. 
Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, Boston. 



Part II.] CHAKITABLE COEPORATIONS. 223 

Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, Boston. 

Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, Somerville. 

Woman's Progressive Club, Worcester. 

Prisoners^ Associations for Aid of. 
John Howard Industrial Home, Boston. 
Massachusetts Prison Association, Boston. 
Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts, Boston. 
Temporary' Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, Dedham. 

Soldiers and Sailors, Homes for. 
National Sailors' Home, Quincy. 
Sailors' Snug Harbor, Quincy. 
Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Chelsea. 

Temporary Homes. 
Boston Female Asylum, Boston, 
Boston Industrial Home, Boston. 
Boston North End Mission, Boston. 
Children's Home, Lowell, 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute, Boston, 
Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, Boston. 
Fall River Women's Union, Fall River. 
Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, Boston. 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Boston. 
Home for Destitute Catholic Children, Boston. 
Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children, Boston. 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston. 
Nickerson Home for Children, Boston. 
Seaside Home of Fall River, Fall River. 

Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, Springfield. 
Springfield Rescue Mission, Springfield. 
Temporary Home for Working Women, Boston. 

Young Women, Temporary Homes or Associations for, 
Bethany Union for Young Women, Boston. 
Boston Young Women's Christian Association, Boston. 
Brooke House, Boston. 
Charlotte Home, North Andover. 
Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, Fitchburg. 
Frances E. Willard Settlement, Boston. 
French Women's Christian Association, Boston. 
Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, Springfield. 
House of the (iood Shepherd, Boston. 
Immigrants' Home, Boston. 
Ingleside Corporation, Revere, 
New England Helping Hand Society, Boston. 
St. Joseph's Home, Boston. 



224 STATE BOAKD OF CHAKITY. [P. D. 17. 

St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, Lowell. 

Sherman Rest Home, Chicopee. 

Working Girls' Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, Boston. 

Charitable Societies or Associations. 
Ascension Society, Boston. 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, Fall River. 
Beverly Female Charitable Society, Beverly. 
Beverly Fuel Society, Beverly. 
Boston Children's Aid Society, Boston. 
Boston Children's Friend Society, Boston. 
Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, Boston. 
Boston Hebrew Ladies Aid Association, Boston. 
Boston Pilots' Relief Society, Boston. 
Boston Provident Association, Boston. 
British Charitable Society, Boston. 
Brookline Friendly Society, Brookline. 
Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, Cambridge. 
Charitable Irish Society, Boston. 
Chelsea Ladies' Union Relief Society, Chelsea. 
Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, Nantucket. 
Children's Health Fund, Boston. 

The Children's Progressive Lyceum Association, No. 1 of Boston, Boston. 
City Missionary Society, Boston. 
Concord Female Charitable Society, Concord. 
Devens Benevolent Society, Boston. 
Dorchester Relief Society, Boston. 
Emil Zola Association, Fall River. 
Faith and Hope Association, Boston. 
Fairhaven Poor Society, Fairhaven. 

Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, Fall River. 
Fall River Gameleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, Fall River. 
Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, Peabody. 
Female Charitable Society of West Boxford, Boxford. 
Fitchburg Benevolent Union, Fitchburg. 
Fisher Charitable Society, Beverly. 
Fragment Society, Boston. 

General Charitable Society of Newburyport, Newburyport. 
German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, Boston. 
German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston, Boston. 
Gloucester Relief Association, Gloucester. 
Hampden County Children's Aid Association, Springfield. 
Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, Haverhill. 
Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Fall River. 
Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Boston. 
Helping Hand Society, Nantucket. 
Howard Benevolent Society, Boston. 
Jamaica Plain Friendly Society, Boston. 
Ladies' Benevolent Society, Fairhaven. 



Part IT.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 225 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, Newbury. 

Ladies' Charitable Society of Amesbury, Auaesbury. 

J^adies' Hebrew Council, Lawrence. 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, Lowell. 

Ladies' Howard Benevolent Society of Nantucket, Nantucket 

Ladies' Lyceum Union, Boston, 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, Boston. 

Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, Boston. 

Marblehead Female Humane Society, Marblehead. 

Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, Boston. 

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, Boston. 

Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, Boston. 

Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, Boston. 

Memorial Trust, Boston. 

New Bedford Dorcas Society, New Bedford. 

Newburyport Female Charitable Society, Newburyport. 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport. 

North End Diet Kitchen, Boston. 

Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Springfield, 
Springfield. 

Plymouth Fragment Society, Plymouth. 

Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston. 

Quincy Charitable Society, Quincy. 

Red Cross Bureau, Boston. 

Relief Association, Nantucket. 

Roxbury Charitable Society, Boston. 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, Boston. 

Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, Boston. 

Salem Female Charitable Society, Salem. 

Salvation Army of Massachusetts, Boston. 

Samaritan Society, Salem. 

Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association, Salem. 

Scots' Charitable Society, Boston. 

Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children, Boston. 

Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, Boston. 

Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Boston. 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, Boston. 

South Boston Samaritan Society, Boston. 

South End Diet Kitchen, Boston. 

Trustees of the Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Lancaster. 

Trustees of the Charlestown Poor's Fund, Boston. 

Trustees of the James Arnold Fund, New Bedford. 

Trustees of John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and Sup- 
port of Aged Poor i*ersons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, 
Boston. 

Union Benevolent Society, Nantucket. 

Union Relief Association, Springfield. 

Union Rescue Mission, Boston. 



226 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Boston. 
Waltliam Hebrew Association, Waltham. 
Widows' Society of Boston, Boston. 
Worcester Children's Friend Society, Worcester. 

Miscellaneous. 
American Humane Education Society, Boston. 
American Ramabai Association, Boston. 
Andover Guild, Andover, 

Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, Boston, 

Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and_Polish Jewish Central Com- 
mittee at Jerusalem, Boston. 
Barnard Memorial, Boston. 

Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, Brockton. 
Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. 
Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants, Boston. 
Bethesda Society, Boston. 

Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, Boston. 
Boston Branch, Baron de Hirsch Fund, Boston. 
Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston. 
Boston Harbor Club, Boston. 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, Boston. 
Boston Legal Aid Society, Boston. 
Boston Seaman's Friend Society, Boston. 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, Boston. 
Boston Society of Decorative Art, Boston. 
Brackett Charitable Trust, Quincy. 
Cambridge School of Nursing, Cambridge. 
Charitable Burial Association, Boston. 
Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, Boston. 
Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, New Bedford. 
Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, Chelsea. 
Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, Cambridge. 
Children's Hope Music House, Cambridge. 
Dahlgren Memorial Hall Association, Boston. 
Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, Dedham. 
East End Christian Union, Cambridge. 
Elizabeth Peabody House Association, Boston. 
Episcopal City Mission, Boston. 
Evangelistic Association of New England, Boston. 
Fall River Deaconess Home, Fall River. 
First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, Boston. 
Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, Boston. 
Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, Worcester. 
Guild of St. Elizabeth, Boston. 
Hale House Association, Boston. 

Haverhill Young Women's Christian Association, Haverhill. 
Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, Boston. 
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston. 



Part II. J CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 227 

Hebrew Industrial School, Boston. 

Helen Weld House Association, Boston. 

Horace Smith Fund, Springfield. 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston. 

Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, Boston. 

Industrial House Charities, Springfield. 

Instructive District Nursing Association, Boston. 

Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, Boston. 

Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston. 

Ladies City Mission Society in New Bedford, New Bedford. 

Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Chelsea. 

Ladies' Gmeloos Chasoden Association, Lowell. 

Leicester Samaritan Association, Leicester. 

Lend a Hand Society, Boston. 

Lincoln House Association, Boston. 

IMassachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, Boston. 

Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association, Boston. 

Massachusetts Health Company, Boston. 

Merrimac Street Mission, Boston. 

Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, Boston. 

Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, Newton. 

Musicians' Aid Society, Boston. 

Needlewoman's Friend Society, Boston. 

New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, New Bedford. 

Newburyport Bethel Society, Newburyport. 

New England Training School for Nurses, Boston. 

Newton District Nursing Association, Newton. 

North End Ladies' Aid Association, Boston. 

Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Society, Northfield. 

North Worcester Aid Society, Worcester. 

Olette Relief Association, Boston. 

Oliver Ditson Society for the Relief of Needy INIusicians, Boston. 

Rescue Mission of Fall River, Fall River. 

Robert Treat Paine Association, Boston. 

Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, Boston. 

Roxbury House Association, Roxbury. 

Sheltering Arms Society, Lowell. 

Smorgon Aid Association, Boston. 

Society for Promoting Theological Education, Boston. 

Somerville Hospital Ladies Aid Association, Somerville. 

Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, Haverhill. 

South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, Boston. 

South End House Association, Boston. 

Spencer Good Samaritan Association, Spencer. 

Students Home Association, Boston. 

Swift Charity, Milton. 

Swiss Benevolent Society, Boston. 

Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, Boston. 

Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins, Boston. 



228 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Trustees of the East Boston Ladies Gmilas Chased Association, Boston. 

Union for Home Work in Pittsfield, Pittsfield. 

Waltham District Nursing Association, Waltham. 

Waltham Graduate Nurses Association, Waltham. 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, Waltham. 

Watertown District Nursing Association, Watertown. 

Wells Memorial Association, Boston. 

Wentworth Institute, Boston. 

White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, Charlestown. 

Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston. 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston. 
Worcester Employment Society, Worcester. 
Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, Worcester, 
Worcester Society for District Nursing, Worcester. 
Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, Worcester. 
Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, Medford. 

Index to Charitable Corporations. 

Corporate Name. page 

Amesbury. 

Amesbury Hospital Association, The, '^ 

Amesbury and Salisbury Home for Aged "Women, 3 

Ladies* Charitable Society of Amesbury, 4 

Andover. 

Andover Guild, 4 

Andover Home for Aged People fi 

Arlington. 

Symmes Arlington Hospital, 5 

Bedford. 

Willard Hospital, 5 

Beverly. 

Beverly Female Charitable Society, 6 

Beverly Fuel Society, 6 

Beverly Hospital Corporation 6 

Fisher Charitable Society, 7 

New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, 7 

Old Ladies' Home Society 8 

Boston. 

Adams Nervine Asylum, 8 

American Humane Education Society, The, 9 

American Invalid Aid Society, ^^ 

American Ramabai Association, ........ 9 

Animal Rescue League, 10 

Army Nurse Association of Massachusetts, 10 

Ascension Society 10 

Associated Charities of Boston, 10 

Association for the Work of Mercy in the Diocese of Massachusetts, . 11 

Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for "Works of Mercy, . 11 
Auxiliary Relief Branch of the Russian and Polish Jewish Central 

Committee at Jerusalem, 12 

Barnard Memorial, 12 

Bay State Dispensary, 13 



Part II.] CHARITABLE COKPORATIONS. 229 

Corporate Name. page 
Boston — Continued. 

Beneficent Society of the New England Conservatory of Music, The, . 13 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants 13 

Benoth Israel Sheltering Home, 13 

Berkeley Infirmary, The, 14 

Bethany Union for Young Women, 14 

Bethesda Society, 15 

Boston Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, . . 15 

Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, .... 15 

Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch Fund, . 16 

Boston Children's Aid Society, 16 

Boston Children's Friend Society, 17 

Boston City Hospital, The, 17 

Boston Conservatory of Music, 18 

Boston Dispensary, 18 

Boston Emergency and General Hospital, 19 

Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society, 19 

Boston Female Asylum, 19 

Boston Floating Hospital, The, 20 

Boston Harbor Club, The, 20 

Boston Hebrew Charitable Cemetery Association, The 21 

Boston Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, ...... 21 

Boston Home for Incurables, • 21 

Boston Industrial Home, 22 

Boston Legal Aid Society 22 

Boston Lying-in Hospital, 23 

Boston North End Mission, 23 

Boston Nursery for Blind Babies 24 

Boston Pilots' Relief Society, 24 

Boston Polyclinic Hospital, 25 

Boston Provident Association 25 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society, . 25 

Boston Society of Decorative Art, 26 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The, . . 26 

Boston Young Women's Christian Association, 27 

Boys' Institute of Industry, The, 28 

Brigham Hospital and North End Dispensary, 28 

British Charitable Society, 28 

Brooke House, 29 

Bunker Hill Boys' Club Association, The, 29 

Burnap Free Home for Aged Women, 30 

Burrage Hospital Association, 30 

Carney Hospital, -'^0 

Channing Home, ^^1 

Charitable Burial Association, 31 

Charitable Irish Society 32 

Charitable Surgical Appliance Shop, 32 

Children's Health Fund 33 

Children's Hospital, The, 33 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute in the City of 

Boston, The 34 

Children's Progressive Lyceum Association, No. 1 of Boston, The, . M 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children, 35 

City Missionary Society, 35 

Cullis Consumptives Home, 36 

Dahlgreu Memorial Hall Association, • 36 



230 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. ]7. 

Corporate Name. page 
Boston — Continued . 

Devens Benevolent Society 37 

Dorchester Relief Society, 37 

Elizabeth Peabody House Association, 37 

Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home Corporation, 38 

Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Home, 38 

Episcopal City Mission, The, 38 

Evangelistic Association of New England, The 39 

Faith and Hope Association, 39 

Faulkner Hospital Corporation, The, 40 

First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society, 40 

Fragment Society, The, 41 

Frances E. Willard Settlement, 41 

Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation, The, 41 

Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, The, ... 42 

French Women's Christian Association, 42 

German Aid Society of Boston and Vicinity, 43 

German Ladies' Aid Society of Boston 43 

Guild of St. Elizabeth, The, 44 

Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, The, 44 

Hahnemann Hospital, 44 

Hale House Association, 45 

Health and Physical Culture Club of Boston, 45 

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, The 45 

Hebrew Industrial School 45 

Hebrew Moshev Zekanim Association, 46 

Hebrew Women's Sewing Society 46 

Helen Weld House Association, 46 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children, . . 47 

Home for Aged Colored Women, 47 

Home for Aged Couples, 48 

Home for Aged Men, 48 

Home for Aged Women, 49 

Home for Destitute Catholic Children of Boston, 49 

Homoeopathic Medical Dispensary, 50 

House of the Angel Guardian, 50 

House of the Good Samaritan 51 

House of the Good Shepherd 51 

Howard Benevolent Society, 52 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ... 52 

Hunt Asylum for Destitute Children 53 

Immigrants' Home, 53 

Industrial Aid Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, ... 54 

Industrial School for Crippled and Deformed Children, .... 64 

Industrial School for Girls, 56 

Institution of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 55 

Instructive District Nursing Association, 56 

Jamaica Plain Dispensary, 56 

Jamaica Plain Friendly Society 56 

James Wheelock Home for Little Strangers, The, 57 

John Howard Industrial Home, 57 

Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association, 58 

Ladies' Benevolent Circle of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, . . 58 

Ladies' Lyceum Union, 58 

Ladies' Unity Club 58 

Lend a Hand Society, 59 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 231 

CORPORATK NAMK. PAGK 

Boston — Continued. 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston, 59 

Lincoln House Association 59 

Managers of Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society, .... 60 

Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society, . . . . . . 60 

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary 61 

Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, 61 

Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society, 62 

Massachusetts Division of the International Sunshine Society, The, . 62 

Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association, .... 62 

Massachusetts General Hospital, 63 

Massachusetts Health Company 63 

Masachusetts Home for Intemperate Women, 64 

Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital, . 64 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum, 65 

Massachusetts Medical Benevolent Society, 65 

Massachusetts Prison Association, ........ 66 

Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Convicts 66 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, . . 67 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, . . 67 

Memorial Trust, The 68 

Merrimac Street Mission, The 68 

Morgan Memorial Co-operative Industries and Stores, The, ... 68 

Mount Pleasant Home, The, 68 

Mount Sinai Hospital Society of Boston, Massachusetts, ... 69 

Musicians' Aid Society, 69 

Needle Woman's Friend Society, The, 70 

New England Baptist Hospital, 70 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, The, 70 

New England Deaconess Association 70 

New England Eye and Ear Hospital, 71 

New England Helping Hand Society, 71 

New England Home for Deaf Mutes, 72 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, 72 

New England Hospital for Women and Children, 73 

New England Moral Reform Society (Talitha Cumi Home) , . . . 7.3 

New England Skin and Cancer Hospital and Dispensary, ... 74 

New England Training School for Nurses, 74 

Nickerson Home for Children, 74 

North Bennet Street Industrial School, 75 

North End Diet Kitchen, 75 

North End Ladies' Aid Association, 76 

Olette Relief Association, 76 

Oliver Ditson Society for the Relief of Needy Musicians, ... 76 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 76 

Preachers' Aid Society of the New England Annual Conference of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, 77 

Bed Cross Bureau, The, 77 

Refuge in the City of Boston, The 77 

Robert B. Brigham Hospital for Incurables, 78 

Robert Treat Paine Association, The 78 

Roxbury Charitable Society, 78 

Roxbury Female Benevolent Society, ....... 79 

Roxbury Home for Children and Aged Women, 79 

Roxbury HouKEopathic Dispen.sary, 80 

Roxbury House Association, 80 



232 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

CoRPORATK Name. page 
Boston — Concluded. 

Roxbury Ladies' Aid and Fuel Society, 81 

Ruggles Street Neighborhood House, The 81 

St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston, 81 

St. Joseph's Home, 82 

St. Luke's Home for Convalescents, 82 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital, ..... 83 

St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, 83 

Salvation Army of Massachusetts, The, 84 

Scots' Charitable Society, 84 

Shaw Asylum for Mariners' Children, 84 

Smorgon Aid Association, The, 85 

Society for Helping Destitute Mothers and Infants, .... 85 

Society for Promoting Theological Education, 85 

Society of the Apostolic Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, The, . 86 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the City of Boston, .... 86 

South Boston Samaritan Society, 87 

South End Day Nursery, 87 

South End Day Nursery Auxiliary, 87 

South End Diet Kitchen, 88 

South End Dispensary and Hospital, 88 

South End House Association, The, 89 

South End Industrial School, 89 

Students' Home Association, The, 90 

Suffolk Dispensary 90 

Sunnyside Day Nursery, The, 90 

Swiss Benevolent Society, 91 

Talmud Torah Hebrew Free School of East Boston, .... 91 

Temporary Home for Working Women, 91 

Thomas Morgan Rotch, Jr. Memorial Hospital for Infants, ... 92 

Tremont Dispensary, The, 92 

Trinity Dispensary, 92 

Trustees of the Charity of Edward Hopkins 93 

Trustees of the Charlestown Poor's Fund, 93 

Trustees of the East Boston Ladies Gmilas Chased Association, . . 94 
Trustees of John Boylston's Charitable Donations for the Benefit and 

Support of Aged Poor Persons, and of Orphans and Deserted Children, 94 

Tyler Street Day Nursery Company, The, . . . . . . 94 

Union Rescue Mission, .......... 95 

United Hebrew Benevolent Association, 95 

Vincent Memorial Hospital, 95 

Wage Earners' Emergency and General Co-operative Ho.spital, . . 96 

Washingtonian Home 96 

Wells Memorial Association, 97 

Wentworth Institute, 97 

White Cross Aid and Hospital Association, 98 

Widows' Society of Boston, The, 98 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged 

Persons, The, 98 

Winchester Home for Aged Women 98 

Woman's Charity Club Hospital Corporation, The, .... 99 
Woman's Home Missionary Society of the New England Conference 

of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 99 

Women's Educational and Industrial Union 100 

Working Boys' Home, 100 

Working Girls' Home and Home of the Grey Nuns, .... 101 



Fart II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 233 

Corporate Name. page 
BOXFORD. 

Female Charitable Society of West Boxford, 101 

Brockton. 

Bay State Medical and Surgical Company, The 102 

Brockton Hospital Company, . . . . . . . . 102 

Brockton Humane Society, The, 102 

Wales Home for Aged Women, 103 

Brookline. 

Brookline Day Nursery 103 

Brookline Friendly Society, The, 104 

Free Hospital for Women, 104 

Cambridge. 

Associated Charities of Cambridge, 104 

Avon Home, 105 

Baptist Home, The, 105 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, The, .... 106 

Cambridge Homes for Aged People, 106 

Cambridge Hospital, 107 

Cambridgeport Fruit and Flower Mission, 107 

Cambridge School of Nursing, The, 107 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge, 108 

Children's Hope Music House, The, 108 

East End Christian Union, 108 

Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables, The, ...... 109 

Lamson Home, The, 109 

Massachusetts Association for Promoting the Interests of the Adult 

Blind, 110 

Rindge Hospital, The, 110 

Chelsea. 

Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The, 110 

Chelsea Ladies' Union Relief Society, Ill 

Chevra Kadisha of Chelsea, Ill 

Ladies' Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea, Ill 

Old Ladies' Home Association of Chelsea, 112 

Rufus S. Frost General Hospital, 112 

Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Trustees of the, 112 

Chicopee. 

Sherman Rest Home, The, 113 

Clinton. 

Clinton Home for Aged People, The, 113 

Clinton Hospital Association, 113 

Concord. 

Concord Female Charitable Society, The, 114 

Concord's Home for the Aged, 114 

Danvers. 

Dan vers Home for the Aged, 115 

Dedham. 

Dedham Emergency Nursing Association, 115 

Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, . 115 

East BRiDGEveATER. 

Millet Sanatorium, Incorp., 116 

Everett. 

Everett Home for Aged Persons, 116 

Fairhaven. 

Fairhaven Poor Society, 116 

Ladies' Benevolent Society, Tlie, 117 



234 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Corporate Namk. page 
Fall River. 

Associated Charities of Fall River, 117 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association, 117 

Children's Home of Fall River, 118 

Emil Zola Association, 118 

Fall River Deaconess Home, . . • 119 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association, .... 119 

Fall River Hebrew Women's Charitable Institution, .... 119 

Fall River Women's Union, 120 

Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, 120 

Home for Aged People, 120 

Rescue Mission of Fall River The, 121 

St. Joseph's Orphanage, 121 

St. Vincent's Home Corporation of Fall River, 122 

Seaside Home of Fall River, 122 

Union Hospital in Fall River, The 123 

FiTC'HBURG. 

Burbank Hospital, 123 

Fitchburg Benevolent Union, The, 124 

Fitchburg Helping Hand Association, 124 

Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies 124 

Fitchburg Union Aid Home for Children, The, 125 

Framingham. 

Framingham Hospital, 125 

Home for Aged Men and Women in Framingham, 126 

Gardner. 

Gardner Home for Elderly People 126 

Georgetown. 

Carleton Home, Trustees of the, 127 

Gloucester. 

Addison Gilbert Hospital, 127 

Associated Charities of Gloucester, 128 

Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent Persons, The, .... 128 

Gloucester Relief Association, 129 

Huntress Home, 129 

Greenfield. 

Franklin County Public Hospital, The, 130 

Haverhill. 

Hale Hospital, 130 

Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, 131 

Haverhill Young Women's Christian Association, 131 

Old Ladies' Home Association, 131 

Sons of Jacob Benefit Association of Haverhill, 132 

HOLYOKE. 

Holyoke Boys' Club Association, The • • 132 

Holyoke City Hospital, 132 

Holyoke Home for Aged People, 133 

Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence, The, .... 133 

Hyde Park. 

New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children, .... 133 

Lancaster. 

Charitable Fund in the Town of Lancaster, Trustees of the, ... 134 

Lawrence. 

German Ruth-Society of Lawrence, Massachusetts, .... 134 

Incorporated Protectory of Mary Immaculate, 135 

Ladies Hebrew Council, The, 135 

Lawrence Home for Aged People, 136 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 235 

Corporate Xamk. page 
Leicester. 

Leicester Samaritan Association, 136 

Leominster. 

Leominster Home for Old Ladies, 136 

Leominster Hospital Association, . . . . . . . . 137 

Lexington. 

Lexington Home for Aged People, 137 

LONGMEADOW. 

Doane Orphanage, The, 137 

Lowell. 

Ayer Home, Trustees of the, 143 

Battles Home, The, 138 

Children's Home, 138 

Faith Home 138 

Ladies' Gmeloos Chasodem Association, The, 139 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, The 139 

Lowell Day Nursery Association, 139 

Lowell Dispensary, 140 

Lowell General Hospital, The, 140 

Lowell Humane Society, The, 140 

Old Ladies' Home, 141 

St. John's Hospital, 141 

St. Patrick's Home of Lowell, 142 

Sheltering Arms Society, 142 

Theodore Edson Orphanage, The, 143 

Lynn. 

Associated Charities of Lynn 144 

Boys' Club of Lynn, 144 

Eliza J. Hahn Home for Aged Couples, 145 

Emergency Hospital, Incorporated, 145 

Lynn Home for Aged Men, 145 

Lynn Home for Aged "Women, 145 

Lynn Hospital, 146 

Union Hospital, 146 

Malden. 

Associated Charities of Maiden, The, 147 

Maiden Boys' Club, The, 147 

Maiden Home for Aged Persons, 148 

Maiden Hospital 148 

Maiden Industrial Aid Society, 149 

Marblehead. 

Marblehead Female Humane Society, ....... 149 

Marlborough. 

Marlborough Hospital, 149 

Medford. 

Medford Home for Aged Men and "Women, 150 

Sarah Fuller Home for Little Deaf Children, The, .... 150 

Young Men's Hebrew Association of Medford, ..... 151 

Melrose. 

Melrose Hospital Association, 151 

MiDDLEBOROUGH. 

Montgomery Home for Aged People, 151 

MiLFORD. 

Home for the Aged at Milford, 151 

Milford Hospital 151 

MiLLBURY. 

St. Joseph's Industrial School for Boys, 152 



236 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Corporate Name. page 

Milton. 

Leopold Morse Home for Infirm Hebrews, and Orphanage, . . . 152 

Milton Convalescent Home, The, 153 

Swift Charity, 153 

Montague. 

Farren Memorial Hospital of Montague City, Mass., The, ... 154 

Nantucket. 

Children's Aid Society of Nantucket, 154 

Helping Hand Society, 155 

Ladies' Howard Society of Nantucket, 155 

Relief Association, The, 155 

Union Benevolent Society, The, 156 

Natick. 

Maria Hayes Home for Aged Persons, 156 

New Bedford. 

Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, ... 156 

Charity Organization Society of New Bedford, The, .... 157 

James Arnold Fund, Trustees of the, 161 

Ladies' City Mission Society in New Bedford, 157 

New Bedford Day Nursery, 158 

New Bedford Dorcas Society, 158 

New Bedford Home for Aged, 158 

New Bedford Instructive Nursing Association, 159 

New Bedford Orphans' Home, 159 

New Bedford Women's Reform and Relief Association, . . . 160 

St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford, 160 

St. Mary's Home of New Bedford, 161 

Union for Good Works, 162 

Newbury. 

Ladies' Benevolent Society of Newbury, 162 

Newburyport. 

Anna Jaques Hospital, 163 

General Charitable Society of Newburyport, 163 

Newburyport Bethel Society, 164 

Newburyport Female Charitable Society, 164 

Newburyport Homoeopathic Hospital, The, 164 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society 165 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Females, The, . . 165 

Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men, 165 

Newton. 

Associated Charities of Newton 166 

Corporation of the Rebecca Pomroy Newton Home for Orphan Girls, . 166 

Mothers' Rest Association of Newton Centre, The, .... 167 

Newton District Nursing Association, 167 

Newton Home for Aged People, 168 

Newton Hospital 168 

Wesleyan Home, 169 

Norfolk. 

King's Daughters and Sons Home for the Aged in Norfolk Co., The, . 169 

North Adams. 

North Adams Hospital, 169 

Northampton. 

Cooley Dickinson Hospital, The, 170 

Home for Aged and Invalid Women in Northampton, . . . 170 

North Andover. 

Charlotte Home, The 171 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 237 

CORPORATK NaMK. PAGE 
NORTHFIELD, 

Northfield Seminary Students' Aid Society, 171 

Peabody. 

Babies' Summer Hospital Society, The, 172 

Charles B. Haven Home for Aged Men in Peabody, 172 

Female Benevolent Society at South Danvers, 172 

Sutton Home for Aged Women in Peabody, 173 

PiTTSFIELD. 

Berkshire County Home for Aged Women, 173 

House of Mercy, 174 

Union for Home Work in Pittsfield, 174 

Plymouth. 

Corporation of the Ryder Home for Old People 176 

Jordan Hospital, The, 175 

Plymouth Fragment Society, 175 

QUINCY. 

Brackett Charitable Trust, The, 176 

City Hospital of Quincy, 176 

National Sailors' Home, 176 

Quincy Charitable Society, 177 

Sailors' Snug Harbor, 177 

Reading. 

Reading Home for Aged Women 178 

Revere. 

Boston Institute Seashore Home, 178 

Home for Aged People in Revere 179 

Ingleside Corporation, 179 

ROCKPORT. 

Rockport Hospital Association, The, 180 

Salem. 

Associated Charities of Salem, Mass 180 

Association for the Relief of Aged and Destitute Women in Salem, . 180 

Bertram Home for Aged Men, 181 

Children's Island Sanitarium, The, 181 

City Orphan Asylum, The, 182 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital, 182 

Essex Union Emergen'cy and General Hospital 182 

Plummer Farm School of Reform for Boys, The 183 

Salem Female Charitable Society, 183 

Salem Hospital ; ... 183 

Salem Seaman's Orphan and Children's Friend Society, . . . 184 

Samaritan Society, The, 184 

Seamen's Widow and Orphan Association 185 

Sharon. 

Sharon Sanatorium, 185 

Somerville. 

Associated Charities of Somerville, 186 

Somerville Children's Home and Day Nursery Association, . . . 186 

Somerville Home for the Aged, 186 

Somerville Hospital, 187 

Somerville Hospital Ladies' Aid Association, 187 

Washington Street Day Nursery of Somerville, ..... 187 

Spencer. 

Spencer Good Samaritan Association 188 

Springfield. 

Good Shepherd Association of Springfield, The, 188 



238 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Corporate Name. page 

Springfield — Concluded. 

Hampden County Children's Aid Association, 189 

Hampden Homoeopathic Hospital, 189 

Horace Smith Fund, The, 190 

Industrial House Charities, 190 

Mercy Hospital, 191 

National Boys* Club Association, The, 191 

Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Springfield, 

Mass., The, 192 

Springfield Home for Aged Men, 192 

Springfield Home for Aged Women 192 

Springfield Homes for Friendless Women and Children, . . 193 

Springfield Hospital, The 193 

Springfield Rescue Mission, The 194 

Union Relief Association, 194 

Stoneham. 

Home for Aged People in Stoneham, 196 

New England Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, .... 195 

Taunton. 

Associated Charities of Taunton, 196 

Taunton Female Charitable Association, 196 

Taunton Hospital Company, 197 

Wakefield. 

Wakefield Home for Aged Women, 197 

Waltham. 

Leland Home for Aged Women, 198 

Waltham Baby Hospital, The 198 

Waltham District Nursing Association, 199 

Waltham Graduate Nurses Association, 199 

Waltham Hebrew Association, 199 

Waltham Hospital, 200 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, 200 

Watertown. 

Boston Florence Crittenton Home Society, 200 

Sunny Bank Home 201 

Watertown Associated Charities 201 

Watertown District Nursing Association, 202 

Wellesley. 

Convalescent Home of the Children's Hospital, The, .... 202 

Westfield. 

Noble Hospital, Trustees of the, 203 

Shurtleff Mission to the Children of the Destitute, The, ... 203 

Westfield Home for Aged People, 204 

Westfield Home for Aged Women 204 

WiNCHENDON. 

Winchendon Home for Aged People, The, 204 

Winchester. 

Home for Aged People in Winchester, 204 

WOBURN. 

Home for Aged Women in Woburn, 205 

Winning Home, 205 

Worcester. 

Associated Charities of Worcester, The, 206 

Association of Sisters of our Lady of Mercy 206 

Door of Hope Society, 207 

Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, 207 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 239 

Corporate Name. tage 
"Worcester — Concluded. 

Home for Aged Men in Worcester, The, 208 

Home for Aged "Women, . 208 

Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, ..... 209 

Little Franciscan Sisters of Mary, . . . . . , . . 209 

Memorial Home for the Blind, The, 210 

North "Worcester Aid Society 210 

Saint Anne's French Canadian Orphanage, ...... 210 

St. "Vincent's Hospital of "Worcester, Massachusetts, .... 211 

Temporary Home and Day Nursery Society, 211 

"Woman's Progressive Club, 212 

"Worcester Children's Friend Society 212 

"Worcester Employment Society, The, 212 

"Worcester Hahnemann Hospital, 213 

"Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society, 213 

"Worcester Society for District Nursing, 214 

"Worcester Swedish Charitable Association, 214 



REPORT 

OF THE 

State Board of Charity 



Part III 



The Oitt and Town Almshouses 



The Pauper Abstract 



THE CITY AND TOWN ALMSHOUSES. 



JSTew Laws regarding Inmates. 

Following the recommendations of the Board, three laws re- 
lating to almshouses were passed by the Legislature of 1905. 

First. — The limit of age for the retention of children in alms- 
houses is reduced from four to two years for children without 
their mothers, and from eight to five years for children with 
their mothers. (Acts of 1905, chap. 303.) As the law now 
stands, the only children who can be lawfully retained and 
supported in a city or town almshouse for a period of more 
than two months are: (1) those who are so defective in body 
or mind as to make their retention in an almshouse desirable; 
(2) those who are under two years of age; (3) those who are 
under five years of age, and whose mothers are almshouse in- 
mates and are suitable persons to aid in taking care of them. In 
cases of failure of Overseers of the Poor to remove children 
illegally in almshouses, the State Board of Charity is required 
to remove them and provide for them otherwise, at the expense 
of the city or town concerned. (Eevised Laws, chap. 81, 
sect. 6.) 

Second. — Provision is made that tramps and vagrants, as 
well as criminals, shall be confined in separate and distinct 
quarters in all almshouses, and shall not be permitted to asso- 
ciate or communicate with the pauper inmates. (Acts of 1905, 
chap. 348.) Almshouse officials knowingly violating this law 
are liable to be punished by a fine of not more than three hun- 
dred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Acts of 1904, chap. 
274.) 

Third. — The State Board of Charity is authorized to ad- 
vise with and assist Overseers of the Poor in the preparation of 
plans for almshouse buildings. (Acts of 1905, chap. 162.) 



4 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Volunteer Almshouse Visitors. 
In addition to the services of its regular inspector, the Board 
recently decided to appoint unpaid visitors, women, resident in 
the several cities and towns, whose duty it should be to visit the 
local almshouse at least twice a year, and to familiarize them- 
selves with the general condition and management of the in- 
stitution, and more especially with the circumstances and needs 
of the inmates. It is hoped and expected that this visitation will 
serve the double purpose of establishing personal friendly rela- 
tions between persons representing the intelligence and good 
will of the local community and a class of dependents practi- 
cally cut off from intercourse with the world, and also of 
securing to the Board and the Commonwealth information 
regarding the conditions and causes of poverty not easily obtain- 
able by ordinary methods. Visitors have already been appointed 
in about half of the cities and towns maintaining almshouses; 
generally one in every place, but sometimes two or three. The 
year was well advanced before the first visitors were selected, 
and it is too early to formulate definite results ; but it is already 
evident, from reports which the new visitors have sent in, that 
their work will be of very considerable value. 

Economical Value of Almshouses. 
In the cases of smaller towns of the Commonwealth having 
but few almshouse inmates, the Board has often suggested con- 
solidation with other towns for the purpose of maintaining an 
almshouse in common; and in some instances it has seemed 
well to advise that an almshouse having but one or two inmates 
for several years in succession be discontinued, and that its 
inmates be provided for in families. Such counsel, however, 
would not be given in the case of large and prosperous com- 
munities. Within a few months, the town of Arlington, with 
a population, according to the last census, of 8,603, and a 
valuation of over $10,000,000, sought the advice of the Board 
with reference to the matter of discontinuing its almshouse, — a 
building in good condition, well managed, and having an aver- 
age of five to seven inmates for several years past, with a net 
average yearly cost of about $1,Y75. The inquiry of the Arling- 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 5 

ton authorities had reference chiefly to the question of economy. 
The Board in its reply stated that in its judgment the result 
would not be economical, and cited two noteworthy examples : — 

First, the case of the town of Brookline. In the year 
1876, this town, with a population of 6,000, appropriated the 
sum of $9,000 for the support of the outside poor (the town 
being unprovided with an almshouse) ; and with every attempt 
to reduce the number of paupers during that and the succeeding 
year, by applying the labor test, making a careful investigation 
of cases of pauperism, and other methods, no less than 355 per- 
sons remained on the pauper list. In 1883 the town built an 
almshouse, to accommodate 35 inmates, at an expense of $12,000. 
Within a year after it was opened the number of persons re- 
lieved fell to 53, with four inmates at the almshouse. Similar 
conditions have continued ever since; the population of the 
town has more than doubled, but the appropriation for the sup- 
port of the poor is no larger. 

The second example referred to was that of the to^vn of 
Stockbridge. Between three and four years ago, this town, 
which up to that tim« had been providing for its poor in families, 
erected an almshouse, at a cost of $6,700. At the beginning of 
its construction the town was reported to be fully supporting 18 
persons, who, with a single exception, when the opportunity 
was offered them to become inmates of the almshouse, declined 
to avail themselves of its privileges, went to work, and became 
self-supporting. 

The Board, having in mind the additional fact that Arling- 
ton has no town hospital to provide for the care of its sick and 
insane poor, who can be well sheltered and treated in its alma- 
house, advised that the town would best consult its own interests, 
and provide most economically and satisfactorily for its poor, 
by retaining its present almshouse. 

It should be understood that in the cases of small towns the 
Board continues to urge the policy, advocated for many years, 
of combining and maintaining an almshouse in common for the 
support of their poor. 



6 STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Unsatisfactory Conditions. 

A few defective conditions were noted at the time of the regu- 
lar visits of the inspector to the several almshouses, as, for ex- 
ample, at Ashland, Canton, Cohasset, Georgetown, Medfield, 
Oxford, Palmer, and Wohurn. They related chiefly to matters 
of heating, bathing facilities, and need of repairs, and it is 
gratifying to observe that in nearly every instance the local 
authorities, being notified of the defects discovered, proceeded 
with little delay to remedy them. The general willingness of 
the Overseers of the Poor, throughout the Commonwealth, to 
comply with the suggestions of the Board in these matters is 
specially to be noted. 

Impeovements. 

The year has been a very satisfactory one in the matter of 
almshouse improvements. Over a score of buildings have been 
repaired, renovated, and improved, in matters of heating, light- 
ing, provision for bath-tubs and water-closets, laundries, shower- 
baths, drainage, fire-escapes, and general painting and repairs. 
The almshouses at Amesbury, Ayer, Beverly, Boxford, Bridge- 
water, Concord, Douglas, Falmouth, Foxborough, Gardner, 
Lunenburg, Manchester, Marblehead, Milford, Milton, Monta- 
gue, Oxford, Randolph, Salem, Sherborn, Sudbury, Warren, 
Woburn, and Worcester, may be referred to in this connection. 

Registers. 

The law requiring masters of almshouses to keep registers of 
inmates in a form prescribed by the State Board of Charity is 
now almost universally obeyed, there being, according to late 
reports, but very few instances of neglect to keep such records. 
An exact compliance with this law is of very great importance, 
not only to the several municipalities concerned, but to the 
Commonwealth, as a source of reliable information regarding 
the class of paupers in question. 

Construction. 
Of the 203 almshouse buildings, 173 are of wood, 19 of brick, 
2 of stone, and 9 of mixed construction. In 146 there are one 
or more sitting-rooms for the use of the inmates ; the other 5 7 



Part HI.] ALMSHOUSES. 7 

have no sitting-rooms. There are in all a total of 3,733 sleeping- 
rooms and 80 wards or dormitories. In 123 there are fully 
equipped bath-rooms, 10 having shower-baths also. In 22 the 
bath-rooms are partly equipped, and 60 have no bath-rooms. In 
120 there are water-closets. In 16 the heating is by hot water, 
in 93 by steam, in 12 by hot air, in 68 by stoves, and in 14 by 
a combination of two or more of these methods. All but 40 
of the almshouses are provided with fire-escapes, or with other 
special protection against fire. Gas furnishes light for 6, elec- 
tricity for 37, oil for 159, and gas and electricity for one. 

Management. 

In almost all instances the almshouses are severally managed 
by a warden and matron, whose combined salary averages $534. 
In the following almshouses, however, — Amesbury, Charlestown, 
Carver, Dana, Mattapoisett, ProvincetoA\m, and Richmond, — the 
almshouses are managed by a matron alone, and in Weston by 
a warden alone. In about three-quarters of the towns there are 
one or more assistants, paid usually by the town. Sometimes 
the warden performs other duties for the town, generally with- 
out other compensation than his almshouse salary. The great- 
est length of service of a warden and matron in one place is in 
the cases of Barnstable and Waltham, where these officials have 
served together for 24 years. In Wakefield there has been a 
like service of 23 years; in Concord, of 22; in Lexington and 
Somerset, of 21 ; in Lee and Pittsfield, of 20 ; in Billerica and 
Watertown, of 19 ; in Haverhill, of 18 ; and in Manchester, 
of 17. 

Inmates. 

The whole number of inmates of all the almshouses at the 
time of visitation was 4,474, viz., 2,477 men, 1,858 women, and 
139 children, — i.e., persons under 21 years of age; the largest 
number in any one almshouse being 811, — in Boston (Long 
Island), and the smallest, one. Among the other large alms- 
houses may be mentioned Lowell, with 332 inmates; Lawrence, 
with 219; Fall River, with 210; Worcester, with 172; and 
Haverhill, with 143. The ages of the inmates of the almshouses 
were as follows : sixty-nine imder 4 ; twenty-two between 4 and 
8; twenty-one between 8 and 15; twenty-seven between 15 and 



8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

21 ; one hundred and sixty-eight between 21 and 30 ; two hundred 
and sixty-seven between 30 and 40 ; five hundred and eighteen be- 
tween 40 and 50 ; eight hundred and forty-six between 50 and 
60 ; one thousand and seventy-three between 60 and 70 ; nine 
hundred and seventy-seven between 70 and 80 ; four hundred 
and forty-one between 80 and 90 ; forty-four between 90 and 
100 ; one over 100. In 60 of the almshouses there was a com- 
plete separation of the sexes ; in 46 there was no separation ; in 
31 they were separated except at meals; in 27 at night only; in 
34 the inmates were all of one sex; and in 5 there were no in- 
mates. Of the whole number of inmates, viz., 4,474, 3,782 were 
reported as permanent, and 692 as temporary; and 1,093 had 
relatives in town. 

Bathing. 
In 171 almshouses weekly bathing is required, in 18 is not re- 
quired, in 4 is required in summer only; in 3 the bathing is 
fortnightly, in 2 twice a week, in one once in three weeks, in one 
weekly in summer and fortnightly in winter, and in one weekly 
bathing is generally required. 

Labor. 
In 25 of the almshouses the inmates did no work. In 174 a 
total of 1,511 inmates, or about one-third of the whole number, 
performed labor of different kinds, in and about the buildings 
and on the farm. In many cases the labor was light and not 
continuous, but often a good deal of hard and constant work 
was done. 

Defectives. 
In 179 almshouses there was a total of 893 defective in- 
mates, of whom 78 were reported as insane, 269 idiotic, 66 
epileptic, 383 cripples, 96 blind, and one deaf and dumb. Of 
the idiots, 5 were cripples and 3 blind also ; of the epileptics, 4 
were cripples also ; and of the cripples, 3 were also blind. 

Consumptives. 
Consumptive patients were found in the following 21 alms- 
houses: Amesbury, Boston (Long Island), Easthampton, Fall 
River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Mai- 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 9- 

den, Medford, IvTatick, New Bedford, Quincy, Taunton, Warren, 
West Boylston, Westfield, Westford, Weymouth, Worcester. The 
total number of consumptives was 171. In 13 of the almshouses 
these received special medical treatment, and in 15 special diet. 

Vagrants. 
Of the whole number of almshouses, 89 received and cared for 
a total of 23,341 cases of vagrants during the year; about 4,000 
less than the year before. In one instance the vagrants so received 
were fed only, in one they were fed when required to work, in 8 6 
they were fed and lodged. In 44 almshouses they were required 
to work, in 42 they were not required ; and in 2 work, though not 
compulsory, entitled them to better food. The law requiring 
the entire, separation of this class of paupers from other inmates 
did not go into effect until after a large proportion of the alms- 
houses had been visited, and therefore no exact statement with 
regard to the matter is here attempted. It is evident, however, 
that there is a general disposition on the part of the local author- 
ities to comply with the law. 

Farm Products. 
In 120 of the almshouses milk was produced in sufficient 
quantity for the use of the inmates, and very generally for out- 
side sale also. In 186 various kinds of vegetables were raised, 
and in 52 hay was produced. 

Plans. 
In a number of cases, during the year, the local authorities 
have availed themselves of the provision of the law authorizing 
the State Board to advise with and assist Overseers of the Poor 
in the preparation of almshouse plans. Consultations have 
been held with Cohasset and North Brookfield, in the construc- 
tion of new buildings; and with Beverly, Charlton, Fox- 
borough, Manchester, Marblehead, Milford, Milton, Montague, 
Salem, Somerville, and Woburn, with regard to various altera- 
tions and improvements in their almshouses. 



10 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Acton. Population, 2,120. 

Inspected March 23, 1905. 

Warden, Moses Thompson; matron, Mrs. Thompson; salary, 
$350; served here ten years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $1,837.12; net, $561.27. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One 
sitting-room, not in present use; seven sleeping-rooms, with seven 
beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
not insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Two inmates; a man and 
a woman. Inmates do no work. Ages: one between 70 and 80; 
one between 80 and 90. Both inmates permanent. One has rela- 
tives in town. The woman idiotic. Two hundred and eighty tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required 
to saw wood one hour. Ninety acres of land; ten acres ploughed; 
thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and hay. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Adams. Population, 11,134. 

Inspected September 13, 1905. 

Warden, Frank G. Warren; matron, Mrs. Warren; salary, $750; 
served here five months. Warden also has charge of town garbage 
collection, at an additional salary of $1,000. Three assistants, two 
men and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,122.13; 
net, $2,835.14. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. Also a one-story wooden building for 
men. Two sitting-rooms ; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with twenty beds. 
Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Two water-closets; one priv}^ Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Fourteen in- 
mates; six men and eight women. One man works on farm; four 
women scrub floors and wash. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one 
between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; three between 60 and 
70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90 ; one between 
90 and 100. All inmates permanent. Twelve have relatives in 
town. Two men and four women idiotic; one woman epileptic. 
One hundred and sixty acres of land; five acres ploughed; twenty- 
seven acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Agawam. Population, 2,536. 

Inspected Septenaber 22, 1905. 

Warden, Charles W. Thayer; matron, Mrs. Thayer; salary, $275; 
served here five months. No assistance. Total annual cost, $867.84; 
net, $483.95. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or otlier fire 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 11 

protection. N'o sitting-room; five sleeping-rooms, with six beds. 
No bath-room. Weekly bathing not insisted on. No water-closet; 
two pri\des. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Five permanent 
inmates ; men. One does general work, the others do chores. Ages : 
one between 40 and 50; one between 60 and 70; three between 70 
and 80. None have relatives in town. One man a cripple. Twelve 
acres of land; four acres ploughed; ten acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The attention of the 
Overseers of the Poor was called to the general dilapidated state of 
the building, and especially to the unsafe condition of some of the 
floors. 

Amesbury. Population, 9,473. 

Inspected February 9, 1905. 

Matron, Mrs. Catherine F. Clough; salary, $500; served here 
seven years. Three assistants, a man and two women, paid by town. 
Totarannual cost, $3,748.71; net, $2,827.71. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One 
sitting-room, used as a smoking-room; thirty-one sleeping-rooms, 
with thirty beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by hot 
water. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Twent3^-nine inmates; twenty men and nine women. Four 
men work on farm and one in house; one woman does chamber 
work. Ages : two between 21 and 30 ; two between 30 and 40 ; seven 
between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60 ; six between 60 and 70; 
seven between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. All have relatives in town. One man and one woman 
idiotic; one man and four women cripples; one man blind. Three 
consumptives, provided with special diet, but having no other special 
treatment, and not separated from other inmates. Sixty acres of 
land ; six acres ploughed ; twenty-seven acres tilled. Chief products : 
hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. A new laundry with 
set tubs has been recently provided. 

Amherst. Population, 5,028. 

Inspected March 29, 1905. 
Warden, Elmer E. Smith ; matron, Mrs. Smith ; salary, $450 ; 
served here six years. One assistant, a woman, paid by to^^Ti. Total 
annual cost, $2,613.96; net, $771.18. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes or other fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; ten sleep- 
ing-rooms, with eleven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in 
tub insisted on. No water-closet; five privies. Heating by stoves 
and hot air. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except 
-at meals. Eleven inmates; six men, four women, and one girl. 
Two men work on farm, one carries water; one woman does liirht 



12 STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

chores. Ages: one under 4; one between 21 and 30; one between 
40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; four between 60 and 70; two 
between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. Ten inmates per- 
manent; one temporary. Three have relatives in town. One man 
and one woman cripples; one man and one woman blind. One 
hundred and seventy-five acres of land; fifteen acres ploughed; 
thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and corn. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Andover. Population, 6,813. 

Inspected June 22, 1905. 

Warden, George L. Burnham; matron, Mrs. Burnham; salary, 
$800; served here twelve years. Three assistants, a man and two 
women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $5,626.15; net, $1,946.14. 
Brick building, with iron fire-escapes, and having other special fire 
protection. One sitting-room; forty sleeping-rooms, with forty 
beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Two water-closets; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Nineteen 
inmates; twelve men and seven women. Three men and four 
women do a little work. Ages : one between 21 and 30 ; five between 
50 and 60; four between 60 and 70; nine between 70 and 80. 
Eighteen inmates permanent; one temporary. Five have relatives 
in town. One man and one woman idiotic; one woman a cripple. 
Thirty-five tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. Sevent3'-five acres of land ; twelve 
acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Arlixgtox. Population, 8,603. 
^ Inspected November 23, 1904. 

Warden, John B. Tay; matron, Mrs. Tay; salary, $360; served 
here five years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total annual 
cost, $2,137.89; net, $1,673.42. Wooden building, with iron fire- 
escapes and other special fire protection. No sitting-room ; thirteen 
sleeping-rooms, with thirteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Bathing not compulsory. Two water-closets; one 
privy. Heating by hot water. Lighting by electricity. No sepa- 
ration of sexes. Six inmates; five men and one woman. Three 
men and the woman do light work. Ages : one betw^een 30 and 40 ; 
two between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; one between 70 and 
80. Five inmates permanent ; one temporary. One has relatives in 
town. The woman idiotic; one man a cripple. Two hundred and 
fifty-seven tramps during the year, separated from other inmates,, 
lodged, fed, required to work when there is any work to be done. 



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Twenty-seven acres of land; three-quarters of an acre ploughed; 
four acres tilled. Chief products: garden produce. Prescribed 
register kept. 

AsHBURXHAM. Population, 1,882. 

Inspected January 17, 1905. 
Warden, William J. Eichardson; matron, Mrs. Eichardson; 
salary, $420; served here four years. Warden also works on town 
roads, without extra compensation. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $2,028.76; net, $399.51. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room; twelve sleeping- 
rooms, with twelve beds. Xo bath-room. Fortnightly bathing in 
tub insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Four inmates; one man 
and three women. One woman does light work. x\ges : one between 
40 and 50: one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80. All 
inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. One woman 
idiotic. Two hundred acres of land; eleven acres ploughed; forty- 
five acres tilled. Chief products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

AsHBY. Population, 876. 
Inspected January 18, 1905. 
Warden, James P. Eichards; matron, Mrs. Eichards; salary, 
{J5300; served here one year. Warden also works on town roads, 
without extra compensation. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $1,487.90; net, $283.83. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; 
twelve sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. One permanent inmate, an insane 
woman, between 40 and 50 years of age, who does no work, and 
has no relatives in town. One hundred and seventy-five acres of 
land; eight acres ploughed; fifty-two acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

AsHFiELD. Population, 955. 

Inspected June 14, 1905. 

Warden, Wallace Ward; matron, Mrs. Ward; salary, $300; 
served here six years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,251.08 ; 
net, $468.21. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. No sitting-room; eight sleeping- 
rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub in- 
sisted on. No water-closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. Two inmates, men, between 40 and 50 years of age. 
One works in barn. Both inmates permanent. Rotli liavo relatives 



14 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

in town. One man idiotic; one man a cripple. One hundred and 
twenty acres of land; two acres ploughed; fifteen acres tilled. Chief 
products : milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Ashland. Population, 1,525. 

Inspected December 19, 1904, 

Warden, Orlando B. Twiss; matron, Mrs. Twiss; salary, $125; 
served here three years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $4,818.55; net, $2,722.79. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. 
One sitting-room, not used, — a detached work-shop serving the 
purpose of a sitting-room for men; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with 
thirteen beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted 
on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves and hot air. 
Lighting by oil. Eight inmates; men. Five inmates work around 
barn and wood pile. Ages: one between 30 and 40; three between 
50 and 60; three between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80, 
Seven inmates permanent; one temporary. Two have relatives in 
town. Two men idiotic; two men cripples. One hundred and 
seventeen acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Overseers of the Poor notified 
of unsatisfactory condition of heating system. On February 15, 1905, 
Overseers replied that the town would be asked either to improve 
the heating system, or else to close the almshouse and provide for 
the inmates in families. On October 16, 1905, it was reported that 
steam heat was about to be introduced. 

Athol. Population, 7,061. 

Inspected May 16, 1%5. 
Warden, Edson Farrington; matron, Mrs. Farrington; salary, 
$450; served here seven years. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $1,740.81 ; net, $1,007.69. Wooden build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes, and having no fire protection. One 
sitting-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. One bath- 
room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two 
water-closets. Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. Sexes sepa- 
rated at night only. Fourteen inmates; eight men and six women. 
Three men do light chores ; two women help in house. Ages : two 
between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 
70 ; six between 70 and 80 ; four between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. Three have relatives in town. One woman epileptic. 
One hundred and fifty acres of land ; six acres ploughed ; thirty-five 
acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



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Attleborough. Population, 11,335. 

Inspected December 20, 1904. 
Warden, Nelson Hagar; matron, Mrs. Hagar; salary, $400; 
served here nine months. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,702.88; net, $2,666.20. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room, for 
women only; sixteen sleeping rooms and one dormitory, with six 
beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Two water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates; two men 
and a woman. Inmates do no work. Ages: one between 50 and 
60 ; two between 60 and 70. All inmates permanent. One has rela- 
tives in town. Three tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, required to work one hour doing odd jobs.. 
One hundred and nine acres of land; fifteen acres ploughed; sixty 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 

Ayer. Population, 2,446. 

Inspected July 7, 1905. 

Warden, William J. Delano ; matron, Mrs. Delano ; salary, $500 ; 
served here six years. Warden also works on town roads, without 
extra compensation. One occasional assistant, a woman, paid by 
warden. Total annual cost, $2,536.52; net, $1,710.12. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting- 
room; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. One bath-room,, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Four in- 
mates; men. One helps in house, two work on farm. Ages: one 
between 21 and 30; two between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 
60. All inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. Two men 
idiotic; two men cripples. Sixty-six acres of land; seven acres 
ploughed ; thirty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
As a result of the Board's recommendations in the matter, the town 
recently made a special appropriation to provide for a better system 
of heating and for general repairs. 

Barnstable. Population, 4,364. 

Inspected July 20, 1<)05. 
Warden, James K. Arey; matron, Mrs. Arey; salary, $400; 
served here twenty-four years. No assistance. Total annual cost^ 
$1,824.86; net, $1,699.57. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room; four- 
teen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. One bath-room, witli cold 



16 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; four 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Complete separation 
of sexes^ except at meals. Eleven inmates; two men, eight women, 
and one girl. One man helps out-doors; two women do kitchen 
work, one washes dishes. Ages : one between 15 and 21 ; three be- 
tween 50 and 60 ; three between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80 ; 
two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have rela- 
tives in town. Three women insane; one man and two women 
idiotic. Seventeen tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Sixteen acres of land; 
four acres ploughed ; nine acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Barre. Population, 2,059. 

Inspected July 12, 1906. 
Warden, Edward A. Ackerman; matron, Mrs. Ackerman; salary, 
$450; served here three months. Two assistants, a man, and a 
woman part of the time, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$2,284.23; net, $952.05. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room ; twenty- 
eight sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. One bath-room, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; 
four privies. Heating by stoves and steam. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Seven inmates; two men and five 
women. One man works on farm; two women help in inmates' 
quarters. Ages: two between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; 
three between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. One has rela- 
tives in town. One woman a cripple. Two hundred acres of land ; 
ten acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: milk. The 
Overseers of the Poor were notified of the defective condition of the 
hath-tub, and the necessary repairs were made without delay. 

Bedford. Population, 1,208. 

Inspected November 9, 1^)04. 
Warden, William Thompson; matron, Mrs. Thompson; salary, 
$475; served here four years. Two assistants, men, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,991.07; net, $877.77. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sit- 
ting-room; ten sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. No bath-room. 
Fortnightly bathing in wash-tub insisted on. No water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at 
night only. Five inmates; four men and one woman. One man 
does general work around barn. Ages: one between 40 and 50; 
two between 50 and 60; two between 70 and 80. All inmates 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 1 7 

permanent. One has relatives in town. One man and one woman 
idiotic. Four hundred and seventy-two tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. 
One hundred and seventeen acres of land; twenty-three acres 
ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Belchertowx. Population, 2,292. 

Inspected July 13, 1905. 

Warden, Benjamin Freeman; matron, Mrs. Freeman; salary, 
$400; served here two years. One occasional assistant, a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,885.31 ; net, $957.92. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting- 
room; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. One bath- 
room, with cold Waaler only. Weekly bathing insisted on. No 
water-closet; four privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
No separation of sexes. Five inmates; four men and one woman. 
Two men do chores. Ages: one between 21 and 30; four between 
80 and 90. All inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. 
One woman idiotic. One hundred and fourteen tramps during the 
year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to 
work. Five hundred acres of land; ten acres ploughed; one hun- 
dred and fifty acres tilled. Chief products: milk. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Bellixgham. Population, 1,682, 

Inspected May 23, 1905. 

Warden, Emery B. Whiting; matron, Mrs. Whiting; salary, $400; 
served here four years. Warden also drives school barge, without 
extra compensation. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $4,172.66; net, $1,560.23. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting- 
room ; eight sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. One bath-room, with- 
out direct supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No sepa- 
ration of sexes. Seven inmates; three men and four women. All 
inmates do some work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 
50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; one 
between 80 and 90, All inmates permanent. Five have relatives in 
town. Three women idiotic. Two hundred and eighteen acres of 
land; twenty acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. , Repairs in progress. 



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Berkley. Population, 949. 

Inspected June 9, 1905. 
Warden, Frank S. Brightman; matron, Mrs. Brightman; served 
here fourteen years. Warden pays $100 for use of farm, and cares 
for inmates at a fixed rate per week. No assistance. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; 
four sleeping-rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No in- 
mates. Twenty-five tramps during the year, lodged, fed, not re- 
quired to work. One hundred acres of land ; five and one-half acres 
ploughed; thirty-three acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. 

Beverly. Population, 13,884. 

Inspected February 6, 1905. 

Warden, Walter Farnum; salary, $500; served here nine years; 
matron, Sarah A. Barton; salary, $200; served here four months. 
Three assistants, women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $4,916.83 ; 
net, $3,328.88. Building of brick and wood, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. Also wooden building, with 
iron fire-escapes. One sitting-room, used as a smoking-room; 
twenty-nine sleeping-rooms and six hospital wards, with thirty-five 
beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Eight water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Twenty-six 
inmates; fifteen men and eleven women. Three men work outside 
and two inside; two women do light work. Ages: two between 30 
and 40; five between 40 and 50; five between 50 and 60; eight be- 
tween 60 and 70; five between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. 
Twenty inmates permanent; six temporary. Ten have relatives in 
town. Two men cripples and idiotic; one woman epileptic and a 
cripple ; one man blind and idiotic. One nurse employed. Twenty- 
five acres of land ; three acres ploughed ; eighteen acres tilled. Chief 
products: hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The hos- 
pital building has been recently renovated and painted, and im- 
provements have been made on the other buildings, at a total cost 
of $2,500. 

BiLLERiCA. Population, 2,775. 
Inspected March 22, 1905. 

Warden, James C. Parker; matron, Mrs. Parker; salary, $502; 
served here nineteen years. Two assistants, a man, and a woman 
when needed, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,652.59; net, 
$917.70. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire pro- 
tection; also one-story wooden building for men. No sitting-room; 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 19 

nine sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. No bath-room. Weekly bath- 
ing not insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Six in- 
mates; three men and three women. One man sweeps and tends 
fire ; one woman does kitchen work. Ages : two between 50 and 60 ; 
one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; one between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. 
One man and one woman idiotic. Two hundred and eighty-five 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
not required to work. One hundred acres of land; nine acres 
ploughed; forty-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and 
vegetables. Prescribed register not kept at time of visit, but pro- 
cured and kept soon after. 

Blackstone. Population, 5,721. 

Inspected May 11, 1905. 
Warden, James Hanley; matron, Mrs. Hanley; salary, $450; 
served here one year. No assistance. Total annual cost, $2,606.10; 
net, $1,901.29. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and having 
other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-four 
sleeping-rooms, with twenty-three beds. One bath-room, with hot 
and cold water. Fortnightly bathing insisted on. One water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes, except at meals. Twelve inmates; eight 
men and four women. Four men help on farm; one woman does 
general work, and one does light work. Ages : one between 30 and 
40 ; one between 40 and 50 ; four between 50 and 60 ; four between 
60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Three have relatives in town. One woman 
epileptic; one man a cripple. One hundred and three acres of 
land ; ten acres ploughed ; thirty acres tilled. Chief products : milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Conditions much im- 
proved under new management. 

Boston. Population, 560,892. 

Long Island. 
Inspected October 6, 1905. 

Warden, James J. English ; salary, $2,500 ; served here one 
year; resident physician, Simon F. Cox, M.D.; salary, $1,800; 
served here two and one-half years; housekeeper, Mrs. Bailey; 
salary, $360; served here three years. Eighty assistants, forty- 
eight men and twenty-six women, paid by city, besides six internes. 
Total annual cost (including Charlestown), $151,560.73; net, 
$145,835.25. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
special fire protection; building of wood and cement, without fire- 



20 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

escapes ; brick hospital building, without fire-escapes ; brick building 
for consumptives, without fire-escapes; wooden building for nurses, 
without fire-escapes; brick building for laundry and power-house. 
Nine sitting-rooms; eighty-two sleeping-rooms, fourteen dormi- 
tories, and eleven hospital wards, with eight hundred and seventy 
beds. Twenty-t^vo bath-rooms, and seven shower-baths, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Seventy-five water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes. Eight hundred and eleven inmates ; four hun- 
dred and six men, three hundred and eighty-two women, thirteen 
boys, and ten girls. One hundred and sixty-five men and seventy- 
five women do general work. Ages : fifteen under 4 ; six between 4 
and 8; two between 8 and 15; eleven between 21 and 30; fifty-six 
between 30 and 40 ; one hundred and forty-two between 40 and 50 ; 
two hundred and sixty-two between 50 and 60; one hundred and 
ninety-four between 60 and 70; ninety-two between 70 and 80; 
twenty-seven between 80 and 90 ; four between 90 and 100. Six hun- 
dred inmates permanent ; two hundred and eleven temporary. Num- 
ber having relatives in town not kno^^Ti. Six men and nineteen 
women insane ; twenty men and three women idiotic ; four men and 
three women epileptic; eighteen men and twenty-nine women 
cripples; seven men and nine women blind. Ninety-eight con- 
sumptives, seventy-four men and twenty-four women, having special 
treatment and diet. Forty-six nurses employed. One hundred and 
sixty-seven acres of land; thirty-two acres ploughed; one hundred 
and thirty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 

Charlestown. 

Inspected April 22, 1905. 

Superintendent, Sarah G. Weeden; salary, $1,200; served here 
seven years. Eight assistants, four men and four women, paid by 
city. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire 
protection. Two sitting-rooms; six sleeping-rooms and seven 
dormitories, with one hundred and forty beds. Four bath-rooms 
and one shower-bath, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Eleven water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Sexes separated at night only. One hundred and 
twenty inmates; forty men and eighty women. Thirty-nine men 
and forty-five women assist in general work. Ages : six between 30 
and 40 ; five between 40 and 50 ; twenty between 50 and 60 ; forty- 
two between 60 and 70 ; thirty-six between 70 and 80 ; ten bet^-een 
80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. One hundred inmates per- 
manent, twenty temporary. Thirty have relatives in city. One 
woman epileptic; one man and one woman cripples; two men and 
one woman blind. One nurse employed. Two acres of land; one 
acre ploughed ; one acre tilled. Chief products : vegetables. 



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BoxFORD. Population, 70-i. 

Inspected February 10, 1905. 

Warden, Michael H. Cnllen; matron, Mrs. Ciillen; salary, $450; 
served here two years. One occasional assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $1,985.49 ; net, $332.58. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. 
One sitting-room, used as a smoking-room; six sleeping-rooms, with 
ten beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot 
water. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Five inmates; 
three men and two women. One man does general farm work; one 
woman does kitchen work. Ages: two between 60 and 70; two 
between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. Four inmates per- 
manent; one temporary. Three have relatives in town. One in- 
mate a cripple. Eighty-four tramps during the year, separated 
from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. One hun- 
dred acres of land ; eight acres ploughed ; twent}' acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed" register kept. 
With a reduced number of inmates, and the making of certain 
repairs and improvements, conditions are considerably better than 
last year. 

BoYLSTOX. Population, 1,364. 

Inspected September 26, 1905. 

Warden, Fred Stark; matron, Mrs. Stark; salary, $300; served 
here five months. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total an- 
nual cost, $2,499.78; net, $715.01. Wooden ' building, without 
fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room ; nine sleeping- 
rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub in- 
sisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. Two permanent inmates ; men. One does general work. 
Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; one between 50 and 60. One has rela- 
tives in to^^Ti. One idiotic. One hundred and thirty-two tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, re- 
quired to cut wood. Sixty acres of land; eight acres ploughed; 
thirty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. On August 8, 1905, it was voted to sell 
the almshouse, and consider the matter of uniting with some other 
town in the care of the poor, but on October 24. 1905, this vote was 
rescinded. 

Braintree. Population, 5,981. 

Inspected September 6, 1905. 
Warden, N. Allen Penniman; matron, Mrs. Penniman; salary, 
$500 ; served here three and one-half years. One assistant in sum- 
mer, a man. paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,190.38 ; net, 



22 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

$1,968.70. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. One sitting-room; twenty-one sleeping- 
rooms^ with fourteen beds. Two bath-Tooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; two 
privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete 
separation of sexes, except at meals. Eight inmates ; four men and 
four women. One man works out-doors; one woman does general 
work and one light work. Ages: two between 40 and 50; one be- 
tween 50 and 60; two between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 
90. Seven inmates permanent; one temporary. Three have rela- 
tives in town. One woman idiotic; one man epileptic. Five hun- 
dred and sixty tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Seven acres of land; 
three acres ploughed ; five acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Brewster. Population, 829. 

Inspected July 18, 1905. 

Almshouse closed April 1, 1905, and the one inmate provided for 
in a private family. 

Bridgewater. Population, 5,806. 

Inspected January 13, 1905. 
Warden, Neil J. Deering; matron, Mrs. Deering; salary, $400; 
served here nine years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,518.36; 
net, $1,332.62. Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and 
other special fire protection. No sitting-room; seven sleeping- 
rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heat- 
ing by hot air. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Six in- 
mates; two men, three women, and one girl. One man does a 
little barn work; one woman sews, one does general work. Ages: 
one between 15 and 21; one between 30 and 40; one between 40 
and 50; three between 60 and 70. Five inmates permanent; one 
temporary. One woman idiotic; one woman a cripple. Seventy- 
three tramps during the year, partly separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. One hundred and four acres 
of land ; six acres ploughed ; thirty-one acres tilled. Chief products : 
hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The Overseers of 
the Poor were notified of the imperfect condition of the fire-escape, 
and they immediately replied that they would have it repaired at 
once. 

Second visit, June 27, 1905. 

Fire-escape repaired, and now in fairly good order. 



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Brimfield. Population, 941. 

Inspected April 25, 1905. 

Warden, William E. Gilbert; matron, Mrs. Gilbert; served here 
five years. Warden hires the place at $16 per month, and cares for 
town poor at $2.50 each per week, and for tramps at 25 cents each. 
One assistant, a man, paid b}' warden. Total annual cost, $605.87; 
net, $547.49. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. No sitting-room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with eleven 
beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; five privies. Heating by stoves and hot air. Lighting by 
oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates; two men and a 
woman. Inmates do no work. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; two 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. One has relatives in 
town. One man and one woman idiotic and cripples. Thirty-two 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
required to work. Two hundred acres of land ; eight acres ploughed ; 
twenty-eight acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. 

Brocktox. Population, 40,063. 

Inspected February 16, 1905. 

Warden, Milton E. Smith; matron, Mrs. Smith; salary, $1,000; 
served here two and one-half years. Warden also collects city gar- 
bage, and has charge of supplies for out-door poor, without extra 
compensation. Four assistants, three men and a woman, paid by 
city. Total annual cost, $7,922.92; net, $1,175.29. Wooden build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire protection; also 
small detached wooden building. One sitting-room, detached, used 
by men only ; twenty-four sleeping-rooms and two dormitories, with 
fifty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Four water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes, ex- 
cept at meals. Thirty-five inmates; twenty-five men and ten 
women. Eight men work around barn and out-doors ; three women 
wash and do chamber work, two sew. Ages: two between 21 and 
30 ; two between 30 and 40 ; six between 40 and 50 ; nine between 50 
and 60; four between 60 and 70; seven between 70 and 80; four 
between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. Twenty-five in- 
mates permanent; ten temporary. Four have relatives in town. 
Three men insane; one man and two women idiotic; one woman 
epileptic; one man a cripple; one man blind and idiotic. One 
hundred and seven acres of land; sixteen acres ploughed; thirty 
acres tilled. Chief products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. 



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Brookfield. Population, 3,062. 

Inspected April 27, 1905. 
Warden, Samuel L. Lord; matron, Mrs. Lord; salary, $500; 
served here one month. One assistant, a man, paid i)y town. Total 
annual cost, $3,309.71; net, $1,187.08. Wooden building, with 
wooden fire-escapes and other special fire protection. One sitting- 
room; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with thirteen beds. One bath- 
room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. ^o separation 
of sexes. Five inmates; three men and two women. Inmates do 
no work. Ages: one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; 
two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None have rela- 
tives in town. Three hundred acres of land; fourteen acres 
ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 



Brookline. Population, 19,935. 

Inspected April 7, 1905. 

Warden, Willis W. Estes; matron, Mrs. Estes; salary, $500; 
served here six years. Warden also acts as superintendent of town 
hospitals, with an extra salary of $500 per annum. Two assistants, 
a man by the day, and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$2,242.88; net, $2,183.38. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; eight 
sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; 
one privy. Heating by hot water. Lighting by gas. Complete 
separation of sexes. Eight inmates; four men and four women. 
One man cares for barn; one woman cares for women^s quarters. 
Ages : two between 60 and 70 ; six between 70 and 80. All inmates 
permanent. Three have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; 
three men and one woman cripples. Five acres of land; a small 
garden tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

BuCKLAXD. Population, 1,446. 
Inspected May 17, 1905. 
Warden, Thomas Turner; matron, Mrs. Turner; salary, $350; 
served here six weeks. Warden also works on town roads, without 
extra compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,404.58 ; 
net, $521.01. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. No sitting-room; sixteen sleeping- 
rooms, with nine beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 



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Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets. Heating by hot 
air. Lighting by oil. One permanent inmate, a man, between 60 
and 70 years of age, does no work, has relatives in town. Forty 
acres of land; four acres ploughed; twelve acres tilled. Chief 
products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Burlington. Population, 593. 

Inspected May 2, 1905. 

Warden, Charles L. Foster; matron, Mrs. Foster; salary, $350; 
served here two years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,107.87; net, $913.58. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. No sitting- 
room; eight sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. No bath-room. No 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
No inmates. Three hundred and ninety-two tramps during the 
3^ear, lodged, fed on condition of doing some work. No tramps 
cared for after April 1, 1905. Seventy-five acres of land; eight 
acres ploughed; twenty-three acres tilled. Chief products: milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Cambridge. Population, 91,886. 

Inspected September 18, 1905. 
Warden, Charles E. Goodrow; matron, Mrs. Goodrow; salary, 
$1,500; served here two and one-half years; housekeeper, Ella E. 
Averell; salary, $312; served here two and one-half years. Warden 
also has charge of city garbage collection, without extra compensa- 
tion. Twenty-seven assistants, fourteen men and thirteen women, 
besides forty-three men in garbage department, paid by city. Total 
annual cost, $24,070.68; net, $18,210.53. Stone building, with 
iron fire-escapes and other special fire protection; also, a small 
wooden cottage for hospital use. Three sitting-rooms, besides a 
sewing-room and a smoking-room; thirty-one sleeping-rooms, with 
one hundred and thirty beds. Four bath-rooms and three shower- 
baths, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Ten 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Ninety-two inmates; forty men, fifty- 
one women, and one boy. Twelve men and eight women do general 
work. Ages: one under 4; seven between 21 and 30; two between 
30 and 40 ; seven between 40 and 50 ; fourteen between 50 and 60 ; 
twenty-eight between 60 and 70 ; twenty-five between 70 and 80 ; 
six between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100; one over 100. 
Eighty-six inmates permanent; six temporary. Twenty-five have 
relatives in town. One woman idiotic; two men and two women 
epileptic: four men and two women cripples; one woman blind. 



26 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

One nurse employed. Twenty-three acres of land; fourteen acres 
ploughed; eighteen acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 



Canton. Population, 4,584. 

Inspected December 15, 1904. 

Warden, Albert F. Reynolds; matron, Mrs. Reynolds; salary, 
$500; warden served here five years; matron one year. No assist- 
ance. Total annual cost, $2,762.89 ; net, $1,416.11. Wooden build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms; nineteen sleeping-rooms, with twenty-three beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes. Twenty inmates; twelve men 
and eight women. Five men and six women help in general house 
and farm work. Ages: three between 30 and 40; one between 40 
and 50; two between 50 and 60; four between 60 and 70; five be- 
tween 70 and 80; five between 80 and 90. Nineteen inmates per- 
manent; one temporary. Five have relatives in town. One woman 
insane; one man a cripple. Six hundred and fifty-eight tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, re- 
quired to work two and one-half hours sawing wood, etc. Twelve 
acres of land; five and one-half acres ploughed; seven and one- 
half acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. Of the twenty inmates, nine are boarded by other 
towns, viz., Westwood, two; Walpole, six; Norwood, one; and of 
these nine, the board of two is paid by relatives. Overseers of the 
Poor notified of filthy and objectionable inmate, and of insufficient 
heat in the room occupied by the Walpole inmates. The Overseers 
immediately replied that it was their intention to provide more heat 
for the room in question as soon as practicable, and that steps were 
being taken to remove the objectionable inmate. 

Second visit, May 81, 1905. 

Question of providing more heat still under consideration. Ob- 
jectionable inmate not yet removed. 

September 29, 1905. 

The Overseers reported that they had provided for additional 
heat for the main building by cutting off the supply of heat for 
the tramp house. They had allowed the objectionable inmate to 
remain, knowing of " no better place for her." 



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Carlisle. Population, 480. 

Inspected November 9, 1904. 

Warden, Eugene S. Dodge; matron, Mrs. Dodge; salary, $300; 
served here seven months. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $1,408.51; net, $1,095. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. lio sit- 
ting-room; six sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three 
inmates; two men and one woman. One man does chores. Ages: 
three between 60 and 70. Two inmates permanent; one temporary. 
One has relatives in town. One man and the woman idiotic. Forty- 
six tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, 
fed, not required to work. One hundred and fifty acres of land; 
eight acres ploughed; fourteen acres tilled. Chief products: milk, 
apples, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Carver. Population, 1,104. 

Inspected July 14, 1905. 

Matron, Celia Bradford; salar}^, $4.50 per week; served here four 
years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $376.65; net, $376.65. 
Wooden building, without' fire-escapes or other fire protection. One 
sitting-room; four sleeping-rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing not insisted on. No water-closet ; one privy. Heat- 
ing by stoves. Lighting by oil. One inmate, a woman between 80 
and 90 years of age, a cripple, permanent, has relatives in town, 
does no work. Two acres of land; none ploughed; none tilled. 

Charlton. Population, 1,104. 

Inspected March 14, 1905. 

Almshouse used by Charlton and Leicester in common. Warden, 
Franklin E. Collins; matron, Mrs. Collins; salary, $400; served 
here one year. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,633; net, $859.23. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting- 
room; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. One bath- 
room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Four 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes sepa- 
rated at night only. Eleven inmates; eight men and three women. 
Three men work all the time; two women wash dishes and sweep. 
Ages: one between 30 and 40; four between 60 and 70; five be- 
tween 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. 
One has relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one man a cripple; 



28 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

one woman idiotic and blind. Four hundred and seventy tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, re- 
quired to work when there is any work to be done. Two hundred 
and seventy acres of land; seven acres ploughed; eight acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk, hay, and corn. Prescribed register kept. 

Chelmsford. Population, 3,984. 

Inspected June 23, 1905. 
Warden, Arthur P. Brown; matron, Mrs. Brown; salary, $400; 
served here two years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $2,799.93 ; 
net, $911.91. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. No sitting-room; ten sleeping-rooms, 
with twelve beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Fortnightly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; one privy. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Six 
inmates; two men and four women. One woman helps in house. 
Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; two between 
70 and 80; one between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All 
inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One woman 
a cripple. Six hundred and seventy-two tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work one 
hour sawing wood and doing chores. One hundred acres of land; 
sixteen acres ploughed; thirty-nine acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Chester. Population, 1,250. 

(See Huntington.) 

Chicopee. Population, 19,167. 

Inspected June 12, 1905. 
Warden, Charles E. Butler; salary, $500; matron, Mrs. Butler; 
salar}^, $150; served here six years. Five assistants, a man and 
four women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $5,710.05; net, 
$5,545.25. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other special 
fire protection. One sitting-room; twenty-three sleeping-rooms, 
with forty-six beds. Three bath-rooms, supplied with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Nine water-closets. Heating 
by steam. Lighting by electricity. No separation of sexes. Thirty- 
inmates; seventeen men, twelve women, and one girl. Six men do 
farm work ; six women do light chores. Ages : one between 4 and 
8; one between 21 and 30; eight between 50 and 60; seven between 
60 and 70 ; ten between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Eight have relatives in town. One woman 
insane ; one woman idiotic ; one woman epileptic ; three men and one 



Part III. ] ALMSHOUSES . 2 9 

woman cripples. Twenty-five tramps during the year, fed only, not 
required to work. Eighteen acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; 
twelve acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Required 
register kept. 

Clinton. Population, 13,667. 

Inspected February 23, 1905. 
Warden, Robert Nicholson, salary, $600; matron, Mrs. Nichol- 
son, salary, $100; served here nine months. One assistant, a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,828.44; net, $4,749.56. 
Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms, one used as a smoking-room; fifty- 
three sleeping-rooms, with twenty-nine beds. Three bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Five water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation 
of sexes, except at meals. Twent3^-six inmates; twelve men, thir- 
teen women, and one girl. Seven men do what work is required 
of them; four women do housework. Ages : one between 15 and 21 ; 
one between 30 and 40 ; four between 50 and 60 ; seven between 60 
and 70 ; eleven between 70 and 80 ; two between 80 and 90. Nine- 
teen inmates permanent; seven temporary. Thirteen have relatives 
in town. Three men and one woman idiotic ; one woman a cripple ; 
one man and two women blind. Seven hundred and eighty tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not 
required to work. Fourteen acres of land; a small garden tilled. 
Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. No tramps 
here since February 1, 1905; tramps applying for lodging are 
arrested as vagrants and brought into court. 

CoHASSET. Population, 2,759. 

Inspected October 2, 1905. 

Warden, George Washington Tinkham; matron, Mrs. Tinkham; 
salary, $650; served here twelve years. One assistant, a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,012.31; net, $2,356.40. 
Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other special fire 
protection. One sitting-room, not in use ; nine sleeping-rooms, with 
eleven beds. One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Eleven inmates; eight 
men, one woman, one boy, and one girl. Three men do chores. 
Ages: one between 4 and 8; one between 15 and 21; one between 
21 and 30; one between 40 and 50; two between 60 and 70; three 
between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 
100. All inmafes permanent. None have relatives in town. Two 
men, one boy, and one girl idiotic; one man a cripple; one man blind. 



30 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Three tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, 
fed, not required to work. Twenty acres of land; four acres 
ploughed; nine acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. Plans have been prepared for a new 
building, but meanwhile the well water continues to be unfit for 
drinking purposes, so that in summer water is brought from a con- 
siderable distance, and in winter snow is melted for the purpose. 
The attention of the Overseers of the Poor having been called to 
the matter once more, they replied that pure water would be pro- 
vided for the new almshouse which is to be built next season. 



CoxcoRD. Population, 5,652. 

Inspected September 15, 1905. 
Warden, Andrew R. Maker; matron, Mrs. Maker; salary, $500; 
served here twenty-two years. Three assistants, two men and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,919.18; net, $1,201.32. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One 
sitting-room ; nine sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. One bath-room, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. No separation 
of sexes. Five inmates; four men and a woman. Two men do 
light work. Ages : five between 60 and 70. All inmates permanent. 
jSTone have relatives in to^^Ti. Six hundred and sixty tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required 
to work. Seventy-five acres of land; eight acres ploughed; seventy 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. Almshouse recently painted inside, and supplied with 
electric lights. 

CoxwAT. Population, 1,458. 

Inspected June 13, 1905. 

Warden, Melvin J. Fuller; matron, Mrs. Fuller; salary, $300; 
served here two years. One assistant, a man, part of the year, paid 
by warden. Total annual cost, $1,495.91; net, $1,024.15."^ Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting- 
room; six sleeping-rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. Two inmates; men, between 70 and 
80 3'ears of age. Inmates help care for cows. Both inmates per- 
manent. One has relatives in town. One man a cripple. Two 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
required to work. One hundred and forty-nine acres of land ; three 
and a half acres ploughed; twenty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk. Prescribed register kept. 



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Daxa. Population, 790. 

Inspected July 12, 1905. 

Matron, Mrs. Clara Belding; salary, $300; served here three 
months. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,308.48 ; net, $110.33. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One 
sitting-room; seven sleeping-rooms, with two beds. Xo bath-room. 
Bathing once in three weeks insisted on. Xo water-closet; three 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of 
sexes. Two permanent inmates, a man and a woman, between 70 
and 80 3'ears of age. Inmates do no work. Both have relatives in 
town. The woman a cripple. Two hundred and six acres of land ; 
six acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. 

Daetmouth. Population, 3,699. 

Inspected May 26, 1905. 

Warden, Giles A. Davis; matron, Mrs. Davis; salary, $400; 
served here five years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $3,304.45; net, $1,640.62. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. No sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with twent}'-five beds. 
Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Two water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting 
by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Seventeen inmates; six 
men, five women, four boys, and two girls. Two men do chores, 
one does light work ; one woman cares for room, two sew. Ages : 
two under four; two between 4 and 8; two between 8 and 15; 
three betw^een 30 and 40; one between 40 and 50; one between 50 
and 60; four between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. Ten 
inmates permanent; seven temporary. All have relatives in town. 
Two men and two women cripples. Two hundred and twenty-three 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
not required to work. One hundred acres of land; eight acres 
ploughed; seventy-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Dedham. Population, 7,457. 

Inspected November 29, 1904. 
Warden, Frank N. Furlong; matron, Mrs. Furlong; salary, $550; 
served here three years. One assistant, a woman, paid by towm. 
Total annual cost, $3,242.39; net, $2,492.51. Wooden building, 
without fire escapes, but having other special fire protection. One 
sitting-room, for women only ; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen 
beds, and a special bed for invalids. Tliree bath-rooms, witli liot and 



32 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water closets. Heat- 
ing by hot water. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. 
Eight inmates; five men and three women. Two men work out- 
doors; one woman does light work. Ages: three between 60 and 
70; five between 70 and 80. Seven inmates permanent; one 
temporary. Three have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; 
one woman a cripple. Six acres of land ; three acres ploughed ; four 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Deerfield. Population, 1,969. 

Inspected May 17, 1905. 

Warden, Andrew J. Chamberlain; matron, Mrs. Chamberlain; 
salary, $300; served here one year. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $993.04; net, $265.07. Wooden building, without fire-escapes 
or other fire protection. One sitting-room, not in use; eight sleep- 
ing-rooms, with five beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting 
by oil. One permanent inmate, a man between 70 and 80 years 
of age, does no work, has relatives in town. One hundred acres 
of land ; three acres ploughed ; sixteen acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Overseers of 
the Poor recommended once more to combine with other towns and 
maintain an almshouse in common. 

Dennis. Population, 2,333. 

Inspected July 19, 1905. 

Warden, Amos Chase; matron, Mrs. Chase; salary, $300; served 
here one year and a quarter. Warden also serves as janitor of town 
hall, without extra compensation. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $960.57; net, $960.57. Wooden building, without fire-escapes 
or other fire protection. One sitting-room; eleven sleeping-rooms, 
with ten beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted 
on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting 
by oil. No separation of sexes. Five inmates; three men and two 
women. Inmates do no work. Ages: two between 50 and 60; two 
between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. 
One has relatives in town. One man a cripple. Sixty acres of land ; 
two acres ploughed ; five acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. 

DiGHTON. Population, 1,802. 

Inspected May 29, 1905. 

Warden, Edward E. Horton; matron, Mrs. Horton; salary, $300; 
served here ten years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $847.74; 
net, $311.70. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 33 

other special fire protection. One sitting-room; nine sleeping- 
rooms, with four beds. Xo bath-room. No water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. jSTo inmates. Twenty- 
six tramps during the year, lodged, fed, required to work. Seventy- 
five acres of land; nineteen acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. 
Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Douglas. Population, 2,113. 

Inspected June 29, 1905. 

Warden, Henry L. Wheelock; matron, Mrs. Wheelock; salary, 
$300; served here two years. Warden also works on town roads, 
without extra compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,735.55; net, $988.66. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. No sitting-room; ten 
sleeping-rooms, with five beds. One batli-room, without direct 
supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; 
two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation 
of sexes. Pour inmates; two men and two women. Inmates do no- 
work. Ages: one between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; one 
betAveen 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates per- 
manent. One has relatives in town. One hundred and eighty 
acres of land; eight acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief 
products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Some minor im- 
jirovements have been recently made. 

Dracut. Population, 3,253. 
Inspected June 22, 1905. 
Warden, Harvey W. Barnes; matron, Mrs. Barnes; salar}', $400; 
served here three years. Three assistants, two men regularly and 
one occasionally, and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$3,577.44; net, $359.15. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. One sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, witli 
nine beds. One bath-room, supplied with cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Two inmates ; a 
man and a woman. The woman helps in house. Ages: one be- 
tween 40 and 50 ; one between 70 and 80. One inmate permanent ; 
one temporary. One has relatives in town. One hundred and 
sixty tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, 
fed, required to work two and one-half hours sawing wood and doing 
odd chores. One hundred and twonty-thrc(> acres of Iniid : four 
and a half acres ploughed; twenty-five acres tilhvl. diiof prod- 
ucts: milk. Prescribed register ke])t. 



34 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1 



Dudley. Population, 3,553. 

Inspected April 26, 1905. 
Warden, Horace D. Steere; matron, Mrs. Steere; salary, $450: 
served here one and one-lialf years. Xo assistance. Total annual 
cost, $2,067.50; net, $1,414.09. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room ; 
fourteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, without 
direct supply of water; not in use. Weekly bathing not insisted 
on. Two water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting 
by oil. Five inmates ; men. Three inmates sometimes work. Ages: 
one between 50 and 60 ; four between 60 and 70. All inmates per- 
manent. One has relatives in town. One man idiotic; one man 
deaf and dumb. One hundred and forty-four tramps during the 
year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work 
one hour sawing and splitting wood. Xinety acres of land; five 
acres ploughed: twenty-three acres tilled. Chief products: milk, 
vegetables, and hay. 

DuxBURY. Population, 2,075. 
Inspected July 28, 1905. 
Warden, Charles E. Peterson; matron, Mrs. Peterson; salary, 
$300: served here six years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,187.98; net, $1,067.23. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. No sitting-room; nine 
sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. One bath-room, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets. Heat- 
ing by hot air and hot water. Lighting by oil. No separation of 
sexes. Four inmates; one man and three women. The man works 
out-doors. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 60 and 70 ; 
one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have rela- 
tives in town. One woman idiotic. Eighty-two tramps during the 
year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to 
work. Twenty acres of land; three acres ploughed: eleven acres 
tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

East Bridgewater. Population, 3,025. 

Inspected August 2, 1905. 
Warden, David Pushee: matron, Mrs. Pushee; salary, $400; 
served here one and one-half years. One assistant, a man, part of 
the time, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,441.01 ; net, $1,805.89. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire 
protection. One sitting-room; ten sleeping-rooms, ^vith ten beds. 
One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 35 

on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot air. Lighting 
by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Eight inmates; three men, 
four women, and one girl. Two men and two women do general 
work. Ages: one under 4; one between 30 and 40; three between 
70 and 80; three between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. 
Three have relatives in town. Two men and two women idiotic. 
One hundred and thirty-six acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; 
eighty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. • 

Easthamptox. Population, 5,603. 

Inspected June 16, 1905. 

Warden, Wallace Mann; matron, Mrs. Mann; salary, $600; 
served here one 5^ear. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $2,982.35; net, $1,914.69. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. One sitting-room; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with eighteen 
beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Bathing irregular. 
Two water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete 
separation of sexes, except at meals. Nine inmates; six men and 
three women. Three men and two women do light work. Ages : 
one between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; six between 70 
and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One 
man insane; one man and one woman cripples. One consumptive, 
without special treatment or diet. One hundred and twenty acres of 
land; twelve acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Nothing had been 
done towards improving the water supply, but three months later 
the Overseers reported that the desired improvement had been 
effected. 

Easton. Population, 4,837. 

Inspected December 1, 1904. 
Warden, Charles Scott; matron, Mrs. Scott; salary, $500; served 
here three years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $3,910.18; net, $1,334.04. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. No 
sitting-room; eleven sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. One bath- 
room, without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
No water-closet; four privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Sexes separated at night only. Ten inmates: five men and 
five women. Three men work on farm : two women do light house- 
work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 30 and -10: 
four between 50 and 60; four between 70 and 80. Eight inmates 
permanent; two temporary. Four have relatives in town. One 
man insane: two women idiotic. Two hundred and four tramps 



36 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

during the 3^ear, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required 
to work three hours clearing land and sawing wood. Sixty acres 
of land; twelve acres ploughed; twenty-nine acres tilled. Chief 
products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Essex. Population, 1,663. 

Inspected September^l2, 1905. 

Waa-den, Thomas H. Roberts; matron, Mrs. Roberts; salary, 
$450; served here six years. Warden also acts as watchman for 
summer cottages, without extra compensation. One assistant, a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,786.13; net, $1,19-1.77. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire 
protection. Two sitting-rooms; twelve sleeping-rooms, with eleven 
beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Five water-closets. Heating by hot water. Lighting 
by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Six inmates; three men and 
three women. Two men and one woman do a very little work. 
Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 40 and 50; one between 
50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80. All in- 
mates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One woman a cripple, 
and one woman idiotic and a cripple. Two hundred and seventy-one 
tramps during the 3^ear, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
not required to work. Two hundred acres of land; four acres 
ploughed; seventy-five acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Fairhaven. Population, 3,567. 

Inspected January 31, 1905. 
Warden, William H. Monk; matron, Mrs. Monk; salary, $400; 
served here ten years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,590.25; 
net, $1,234.71. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; twelve sleeping- 
rooms, with twelve beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Four water-closets. Heating 
by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Six inmates; four men and two women. The 
men do light chores; one woman does housework. Ages: one be- 
tween 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; 
one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Three have rela- 
tives in town. One man insane; one man epileptic; one woman a 
cripple. Fifteen acres of land; four acres ploughed; eleven acres 
tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 37 



Fall Rivee. Population, 104,863. 

Inspected October 9, 1905. 
Warden, Andrew J. Dolan ; matron, Mrs. Dolan ; salary, $1,000 ; 
served here one year. Twenty-seven assistants, eighteen men and 
nine women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $44,017.37; net, 
$41,261.23. Stone building, with iron fire-escapes; wooden annex, 
without fire-escapes; and brick hospital building, with iron fire- 
escapes; all having other special fire protection. Main building: 
two sitting-rooms and two smoking-rooms; thirty-one sleeping- 
rooms and four dormitories, with one hundred and forty-five beds. 
Six bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Six water-closets; seven 
privies. Annex : one sitting-room ; eleven sleeping-rooms, with forty 
beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Five water- 
closets: two privies. Hospital building: two sitting-rooms (sun- 
rooms) : five sleeping-rooms and six wards, with seventy-one beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Mne water-closets. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. All buildings heated by steam and 
lighted by electricity. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Two hundred and ten inmates; ninety-two men, ninety- 
nine women, nine boys, and ten girls. Twelve men and eighteen 
women do general work ; four men and three women do light chores. 
Ages: five under 4; one between 4 and 8; six between 8 and 15; 
seven between 15 and 21; twelve between 21 and 30; twenty-one 
between 30 and 40; twenty-nine between 40 and 50; thirty-eight 
between 50 and 60; forty-seven between 60 and 70; thirty-six be- 
tween 70 and 80; eight between 80 and 90. One hundred and 
thirty-nine inmates permanent; seventy-one temporary. One hun- 
dred and eleven have relatives in town. Thirteen men and eighteen 
women cripples ; three men and two women blind. Eight consump- 
tives, five men and three women, having special treatment and diet. 
Twelve nurses employed. Sevent3^-five acres of land; twelve acres 
ploughed : thirty-five acres tilled. 

Falmouth. Population, 3,500. 

Inspected July 21, 1905. 

Warden, Herbert F. Eobbins, salary, $375; matron, Mrs. Bobbins, 
salary, $50; served here six years. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $1,388.38; net, $917.14. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes, but having other special fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One water- 
closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes, except at meals. Six inmates ; three men 



38 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and three women. Two men and three women do a very little work. 
Ages: one between 50 and 60; three between 60 and 70; one be- 
tween 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. 
Four have relatives in town. Fifteen acres of land; four acres 
ploughed; seven acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. A new bath-room has been recently con- 
structed, at a cost of $350, and a better system of heating is to be 
provided. 

FiTCHBURG. Population, 31,531. 
Inspected April 24, 1905. 
Warden, Ezra Coleman; salary, $750; matron, Mrs. Coleman; 
salary, $300; served here two 3^ears. Warden also has charge of 
out-door poor supplies, without extra compensation. Seven assist- 
ants, three men and four women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$9,278.35; net, $7,876.38. Building of brick and wood, with fire- 
escapes of iron and wood, and other special fire protection; also, 
two-story wooden annex for men. Two sitting-rooms; sixty-one 
sleeping-rooms, with seventy-nine beds. Five bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Eight water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation 
of sexes. Fifty-six inmates; thirty-nine men and seventeen women. 
Twenty men do general work; five women do light chores. Ages: 
five between 30 and 40; six between 40 and 50; twelve between 50 
and 60 ; sixteen between 60 and 70 ; fifteen between 70 and 80 ; one 
between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates per- 
manent. Twenty-eight have relatives in city. Four men and one 
woman idiotic; six men and three women cripples; one man idiotic 
and a cripple. Two consumptives, not separated from other in- 
mates; no special treatment, and little special diet. One nurse 
employed. Eighty-nine acres of land; ten acres ploughed; forty 
acres tilled. Chief products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. 

FoxBOROUGir. Population, 3,266. 
Inspected December 22, 1904. 
Warden, Leonard D. Greene ; matron, Mrs. Greene ; salary, $300 ; 
served here one year. Two assistants, men, one permanent, one 
occasional, paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,563.22; net, 
$435.53. Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and no other 
fire protection. One sitting-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with 
fourteen beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. 
No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. Three inmates; men. One inmate does chores. Ages: one 
between 21 and 30 ; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. 
None have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one man epileptic 
and a cripple. One hundred and eight acres of land; eight acres 



Part III.J ALMSHOUSES. 39 

ploughed; twenty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. Overseers of the Poor notified 
of certain unsatisfactory conditions, and recommended to combine 
with another town for the purpose of maintaining an almshouse 
in common. Overseers replied without delay, signifying their inten- 
tion of providing a bath-tub, water-closets, and radiators in all the 
bed-rooms. 

Second visit, June 6, 1905. 
Almshouse much improved. One bath-room, with hot and cold 
water, and two water-closets have been provided, and repairs are in 
progress. 

Fkamixgham. Population, 11,30.2. 

Inspected December 29, 1904. 
Warden, Herbert A. Austin : matron, Mrs. Austin ; salary, $600 ; 
served here eight years. Three assistants, a man and two women, 
paidbytowTi. Total annual cost, $3,846.21; net, $2,523.58. Wooden 
building, with wooden fire-escapes and other special fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms, one used as a smoking-room; twenty-five sleep- 
ing-rooms, with fift3'-four beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation 
of sexes, except at meals. Twenty-two inmates : fifteen men and 
seven women. Seven men work on wood pile in winter and on 
farm in summer; two women do light housework. Ages: two 
between 21 and 30; six between 50 and 60; five between 60 and 
70; four between 70 and 80; five between 80 and 90. Fifteen in- 
mates permanent; seven temporary. One has relatives in town. 
One woman idiotic and a cripple; tliree men and two women 
cripples. Eighty acres of land; twelve acres ploughed: thirty- four 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescrilied 
register kept. 

Fraxklix. Population, 5.017. 
Inspected May 22, 1905. 
Warden, John H. Pushee; matron, Mrs. Pushec: salary, $150; 
served here one year. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $4,118.60; net, $2,639.78. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. Two sitting-rooms; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes. Twelve inmates; six men and 
six women. Two men do light chores; one woman does general work, 
and two wash dishes. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; three between 
60 and 70; six between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 00. All 
inmates permanent. Xinc have relatives in town. One man and 



40 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. I). 17. 

two women idiotic. One hundred and five acres of land; seven 
acres ploughed : thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Freetowx. Population, 1,394. 

Inspected June 9, 1905. 
Warden, Marcellus Boynton; matron, Mrs. Boynton; salar}^ 
$300; served here four years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,407.12; net, $316.35. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. No sitting-room; eight sleeping-rooms, with 
seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. 
No water-closet; four privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates; two men and a 
woman. One man does chores. Ages: one between 50 and 60; 
two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. None have rela- 
tives in town. One man idiotic. Eighty tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work doing 
chores. One hundred acres of land ; twelve acres ploughed ; seventy- 
five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Gardxer. Population, 10,813. 
Inspected January 19, 1905. 
Warden, Arthur B. Carr; matron, Mrs. Carr; salary, $550; 
served here three years. Warden also supplies out-door poor with 
wood, and works on town roads, without extra compensation. Two 
assistants, a man part of the year, and a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $5,544.05; "net, $3,349.88. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One 
sitting-room, and a smoking-room in the basement; nine sleeping- 
rooms, with twenty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Five water-closets; one privy. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation 
of sexo'^. Twenty-five inmates; seventeen men, seven women, and 
one boy. Two men work in barn, one cares for cows, one tends 
steam boiler, five men and the boy do odd jobs; two women help 
in housework, and two sew. Ages : one between 15 and 21 ; one 
between 21 and 30; one between 30 and 40; two between 40 and 
50 ; four between 50 and 60 ; five between 60 and 70 ; six between 
70 and 80; five between 80 and 90. Twenty-two inmates perma- 
nent; three temporary. Ten have relatives in town. One man 
idiotic; one man and one woman cripples. Four hundred acres 
of land ; nine acres ploughed ; forty-five acres tilled. Chief products : 
hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. House recently 
provided with electric lights and fire-extinguishers. 



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Georgetowx. Population, 1.900. 

Inspected February 9, 1905. 

Warden, Joseph W. Senior; matron, Mrs. Senior; salary, $350; 
served here two years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $1,588.72; net, $844.33. Wooden building, 
M-ithout fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One 
sitting-room, used as a smoking-room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with 
eleven beds. Xo bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. 
No water-closet; three privies. Heating by hot water. Lighting by 
oil. Sexes separated at night only. Four inmates; three men and 
one woman. One man does chores. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; 
one between 60 and TO: two between TO and 80. All inmates per- 
manent. Three liave relatives in town. One man idiotic and a 
cripple. Sixty-one tramps during the year, partly separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. One hundred and 
twenty acres of land; seven acres ploughed; thirty acres tilled. 
Chief products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The 
attention of the Overseers of the Poor was called to the need of 
repairs. The advisability of combining with some other town or 
towns for the purpose of maintaining an almshouse in common 
was also suggested. The Overseers of the Poor subsequently re- 
ported that the necessary repairs had been made. They also reported 
that invitations had been sent to the town authorities of Eowley 
and Xewbury to consider the question of combination, but without 
effect. 

Gloucester. Populatiou. 26,121. 

Inspected April 13, 1905. 

Warden, William E. McDonald; matron, Mrs. McDonald; salary. 
$560 ; served here six weeks. Warden also delivers supplies to out- 
door poor, without extra compensation. Four assistants, a man 
and three women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $7,863.68 ; net, 
$7,402.73. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other special 
fire protection; also, a two-story hospital building, of wood. No 
sitting-room, but large corridors, which serve the purpose of sitting- 
rooms; twenty-three sleeping-rooms, with forty beds. Two bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One 
water-closet; four privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Complete separation of sexes. Thirty-seven inmates; twenty-six 
men and eleven women. Two men work on farm, one drives wagon, 
one does light outside work; three women sew, one scrul)S floors, 
and one does light housework. Ages: one between 21 and 30; two 
between 30 and 40; two between 40 and 50; eight between 50 and 
60 ; ten between 60 and 70 ; twelve between 70 and 80 ; one between 
80 and 90: one between 90 and 100. Thirty-four inmates per- 



42 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

manent; three temporary. Eleven have relatives in town. One 
man idiotic; three men and two women cripples. One nurse em- 
ployed. One hundred and ninety-eight tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. 
Eight acres of land ; three acres ploughed ; three acres tilled. Chief 
products : vegetables. Condition of house much better than at any 
previous visit. The attention of the Overseers of the Poor having 
been called to the need of providing freer access to the fire-escapes 
and keeping the fire-pails filled, these defects were remedied with- 
out delay. 

Grafton. Population, 4,869. 

Inspected March 16, 1905. 

Warden, George W. Follansbee; matron, Mrs. Follansbee; salary, 
$400; served here one year. Three assistants, two men and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,629.30; net, $2,286.33. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire 
protection. One sitting-room ; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with nineteen 
beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Ten inmates; nine men 
and a woman. One man mends shoes, two men work in barn; one 
woman washes dishes. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; three between 
60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90 ; one 
between 90 and 100. Seven inmates permanent; three temporary. 
Four have relatives in town. One man a cripple; one man blind. 
Two hundred and five acres of land ; fourteen acres ploughed ; ninety 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Greenfield. Population, 7,927. 

Inspected May 18, 1905. 

Warden, William H. Smead; matron, Mrs. Smead; salary, $450; 
served here one year. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $2,981.46; net, $1,244.03. W^ooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-four sleeping-rooms and two 
wards, with sixteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Fortnightly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. 
Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of 
sexes. Twelve inmates; eleven men and one woman. Six men do 
light work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; 
two between 60 and 70 ; seven between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 
and 90. Eleven inmates permanent; one temporary. All have 
relatives in town. One man epileptic and a cripple. One hundred 
and twenty-five acres of land; four and a half acres ploughed; 
sixty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 



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Greenwich. Population, 491. 

Inspected July 13, 1905. 
Warden, Fred M. Thrasher; matron, Mrs. Thrasher; salary, $300; 
served here three months. Xo assistance. Total annual cost, 
$812.16; net, $113.80. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but 
having other special fire protection. No sitting-room; nine sleep- 
ing-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub 
insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Two inmates ; a man and 
a girl. The girl helps in the house. Ages: one between 15 and 
21; one between 80 and 90. Both inmates permanent. Neither 
has relatives in town. The girl idiotic. Four tramps during the 
year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to 
work. Twelve acres of land; four and a half acres ploughed; nine 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

G-ROTON. Population, 2,052. 
Inspected July 7, 1905. 
Warden, Herbert C. Eockwood; matron, Mrs. Eockwood; salary, 
$1,000; served here one year. Warden also acts as road com- 
missioner, without extra compensation. An occasional assistant, a 
man, paid by town, and a woman, paid by warden. Total annual 
cost, $3,021.14; net, $707.62. Wooden building, with wooden fire- 
escapes and other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; 
twelve sleeping-rooms and two wards, with thirteen beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing Insisted on. 
Six water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete 
separation of sexes, except at meals. Six inmates; four men and 
two women. One man works around barn; two women help in 
inmates' quarters. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 40 
and 50; three between 60 and 70; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. One man and 
one woman idiotic; one woman a cripple. Two hundred and fifty 
acres of land; nine acres ploughed; sixty-five acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Grovelaxd. Population, 2,376. 
Inspected February 7, 1905. 
Warden, Harry K. Kennctt; matron, Mrs. Kennett; salary, $350; 
served here three years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,331.44; net, $1,445.11. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One 
sitting-room ; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath- 
room, without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 



44 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
No separation of sexes. Four inmates; two men and two women. 
One man saws and splits wood. Ages : one between 60 and 70 ; two 
between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates perma- 
nent. Three have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one 
woman a cripple. Two hundred and fifty tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. 
One hundred and eight acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; forty 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. . 

Hadley. Population, 1,789. 

Inspected March 29, 1905. 

Warden, Edward F. Ryan; matron, Mrs. Ryan; salary, $450; 
served here four years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $967.21; net, $561.81. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. No sitting- 
room ; nine sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heat- 
ing by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three 
inmates; one man and two women. Inmates do no work. Ages: 
one between 70 and 80 ; two between 80 and 90. All inmates per- 
manent. None have relatives in town. Eighty-six tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to 
saw thirty sticks of wood each. Thirty-one acres of land ; ten acres 
ploughed; twenty-six acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Hanover. Population, 2,152. 

Inspected September 27, 1905. 

Warden, John W. Moore; matron, Mrs. Moore; salary, $300; 
served here one and one-half years. An occasional assistant, a man, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,943.98; net, $1,439.49. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire 
protection. Two sitting-rooms; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with 
thirteen beds. No bath-room. Fortnightly bathing insisted on. 
No water-closet'; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes. Three inmates; two men and 
a woman. One man cuts wood. Ages: two between 60 and 70; 
one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None have rela- 
tives in town. The woman idiotic; one man a cripple. Three 
hundred and twenty tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, required to work at odd jobs for one hour. 
Twenty acres of land; seven acres ploughed; nineteen acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 45 

Hanson. Population^ 1^455, 

Inspected March 6, 1905. 
Warden, Charles H. Stetson; matron, Mrs. Stetson; salary, $350; 
served here one year. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,641.52 ; 
net, $1,454.35. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; thirteen sleeping- 
rooms, with twelve beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on for some of the inmates. Two 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete sepa- 
ration of sexes, except at meals. Six inmates; four men and two 
women. One man does light work; two women do general work. 
Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; three between 70 and 80 ; two 
between 80 and 90. Five inmates permanent; one temporary. 
Four have relatives in town. One woman epileptic; one man 
blind. Four hundred and seventy-three tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. 
Fifty acres of land; one acre ploughed; four acres tilled. Chief 
products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Hardwick. Population, 3,203. 

Inspected July 12, 1905. 
Warden, Arthur W. Farrington; matron, Mrs. Farrington; 
salar}^, $425; served here seven years. Three assistants, two men 
and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,868.86; net, 
$281.30. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. No sitting-room ; nine sleeping-rooms, with 
seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. 
No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. Two inmates; men. One does a little farm work. Ages: one 
between 40 and 50 ; one between 60 and 70. Both inmates per- 
manent. One has relatives in town. One man idiotic. Nineteen 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
not required to work. One hundred and seventy-four acres of land ; 
nine acres ploughed; fifty-six acres tilled. Chief products: milk. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Harvard. Population, L13r). 

Inspected July 7, 1905. 
Warden, Fred J. Ackerman ; matron, Mrs. Ackerman ; salary, 
$400; served here one year and a quarter. One assistant, a man, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,415.92 ; net, $292.71. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting- 
room ; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. 



46 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Two inmates, women, between 
50 and 60 years of age, permanent, idiotic, do no work, have no 
relatives in town. Two hundred and ninety-five tramps during the 
year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to saw 
wood two hours. One hundred and twenty acres of land; five and 
a half acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Harwich. Population, 2,334. 

Inspected July 19, 1905. 

Warden, Albert Hall; matron, Mrs. Hall; salary, $250; served 
here nine years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,032.25; net, 
$986.09. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; fourteen sleeping-rooms, 
with nine beds. One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Three inmates; two men and a woman. One man helps around 
house and barn. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; one between 70 
and 80; one between 80 and 90. Two inmates permanent; one 
temporary. Two have relatives in town. One man idiotic. Seven 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
not required to work. Five acres of land; one and a half acres 
ploughed; three acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Haverhill. Population, 37,175. 

Inspected February 8, 1905. 
Warden, Lewis B. Savage; matron, Mrs. Savage; salary, $1,200; 
served here eighteen years. Warden also has charge of city wood 
yard, without extra compensation. Fourteen assistants, five men 
and nine women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $14,442.15 ; net, 
$13,702.63. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other special 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; sixty-three sleeping-rooms and 
two hospital wards, with one hundred and sixty beds. Six bath-rooms 
and a shower-bath, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Sixteen water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting 
by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. One hundred and 
forty-three inmates; ninety-three men, thirty-seven women, five 
boys, and eight girls. Thirty-five men and ten women do general 
work in house and on farm. Ages: nine under 4: two between 
8 and 15; two between 15 and 21; fourteen between 21 and 30; 
eleven between 30 and 40; nineteen between 40 and 50; twenty- 
seven between 50 and 60 ; twenty-nine between 60 and 70 ; twenty- 



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two between 70 and 80; eight between 80 and 90. One hundred 
and eighteen inmates permanent; twenty-five temporary. Very 
few have relatives in city. One man and one woman blind. Three 
consumptives, two men and a woman, having special diet and treat- 
ment. Seven nurses employed. Two hundred acres of land ; thirty- 
five acres ploughed ; one hundred acres tilled. Chief products : hay, 
vegetables, and fruit. Prescribed register kept. 

Hav^ley. Population, 429. 
Inspected September 15, 1905. 
Warden, Noel M. Barber; matron, Mrs. Barber; salary, $250; 
served here seven years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $411.25 ; 
net, $25.01. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. No sitting-room; four sleeping-rooms, with five beds. 
No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No water- 
closet; one privy. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. One per- 
manent inmate, a man, between 60 and 70 years of age, does no 
work, has no relatives in town. One hundred and sixty acres of 
land; four acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products: 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

HiNGHAM. Population, 5,059. 

Inspected September 5, 1905. 

Warden, George H. Bumford; matron, Mrs. Bumford; salary, 
$840; served here fifteen years. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,273.34; net, $3,068.75. 
Brick building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire 
protection. No sitting-room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with fifteen 
]:>eds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Three water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Twelve inmates; nine men and three women. Two men do farm 
work ; one woman sews, and two wash dishes. Ages : three between 
30 and 40 ; one between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; two be- 
tween 60 and 70 ; four between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 
90. Eleven inmates permanent; one temporary. Two have rela- 
tives in town. One man and one woman epileptic; one man blind. 
Sixty-five acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; fifty-five acres 
tiller]. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Hoi.LisTOX. Population, 2,598. 

Inspected April 21, 1905. 

Warden, Henry Stone; matron, Mrs. Stone; salary, $1:50; served 

here one year. No assivstance. Total annual cost, $2,328.02 ; net. 

$L842.45. Wooden ])iiildiiig, without fire-escapes, but having otiier 



48 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

special fire protection. One sitting-room, for men only; eleven 
sleeping-rooms, with nineteen beds. One bath-room, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One water-closet: two 
privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at 
night only. Twelve inmates; ten men and two women. Four men 
work in house and barn and on farm. Ages: two between 50 and 
60 ; four between 60 and 70 ; six between 70 and 80. All inmates 
permanent. Four have relatives in town. One man blind. Thirty 
acres of land; three acres ploughed; twelve acres tilled. Chief 
products : cranberries. Prescribed register kept. 

HoLYOKE. Population, 45,712. 
Inspected September 22, 1905. 
Warden, Jeremiah J. Farrell; salary, $540; matron, Mrs. Farrell; 
salary, $400; served here two and one-half years. Sixteen assist- 
ants, nine men and seven women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$18,591.87; net, $12,933.92. Brick building," with iron fire-escapes 
and other special fire protection. Five sitting-rooms; twenty-two 
sleeping-rooms and five dormitories, with one hundred and sixty 
beds. Nine bath-rooms and one shower-bath, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Nine water-closets. Heating 
by hot air. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. 
One hundred and fourteen inmates; sixty-nine men, forty-four 
women and one boy. Eight men and six women do general work. 
Ages: one between 15 and 21; six between 21 and 30; eighteen 
between 30 and 40 ; eighteen between 40 and 50 ; fifteen between 50 
and 60; thirty between 60 and 70; twenty-two between 70 and 80; 
four between 80 and 90. Ninety-seven inmates permanent; seven- 
teen temporary. Thirty-five have relatives in town. Three men 
and two women idiotic; one man and two women epileptic; two 
men and three women cripples; two men and one woman blind. 
Seventeen consumptives, nine men and eight women, having special 
treatment and diet. Seven nurses employed. Seventy-eight acres 
of land; twenty-seven acres ploughed; fifty-two acres tilled. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

HoPKiNTON. Population, 2,623. 
Inspected April 18, 1905 
Warden, Benjamin Turner; matron, Mrs. Turner; salar}^, $800: 
served here four years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by warden. Total annual cost, $4,165.35; net, $1,854.35. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. One sitting-room ; nine sleeping-rooms, with twenty-two beds. 
Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing- insisted 
on. Two water-closets: one privy. Heating by stoves. Lighting 



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by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Seventeen inmates ; ten men 
and seven women. Four men and two women do light work. Ages : 
one between 30 and 40; one between 50 and 60; six between 60 and 
70 ; four between 70 and 80 ; four between 80 and 90 ; one between 
90 and 100. Fifteen inmates permanent; two temporary. Six 
have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; two men cripples. 
One hundred and three acres of land ; twelve acres ploughed ; thirty 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. Bath-rooms and water-closet provided since last 
visit. 

HuDSOX. Population, 5,454. 

Inspected January 2, 1905. 
Warden, Enos H. Brown; matron, Mrs. Brown; salary, $600; 
served here two years. In winter, warden has charge of certain 
town roads, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man 
in summer, and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$3,037.39; net, $2,434.63. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room, for men 
only; twenty-six sleeping-rooms, with twenty-six beds. Three bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Three water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Eleven inmates; five men and six 
women. One woman does housework, and one sews. Ages: two 
between 60 and 70; six between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 
90. All inmates permanent. Four have relatives in town. Two 
men and one woman cripples; one woman blind. One hundred 
and sixty acres of land; eight acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. 
Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Huntington. Population, 1,475. 

Inspected September 21, 1905. 
Almshouse used by Huntington and Chester in common. Warden, 
William H. Nesbitt; matron, Mrs. Nesbitt; salar}^, $500; served 
here five and one-half years. One assistant, in summer, a man, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $275.21; net, $275.21. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting- 
room ; eight sleeping-rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; one ipTiYj. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. Two permanent inmates, women, who 
do no work. Both have relatives in town. Ages : one between 60 
and 70 ; one between 70 and 80. Two hundred acres of land ; two 
and one-half acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk. Prescribed register kept. 



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Ipswich. Population, 4,568. 

Inspected September 11, 1905. 
Warden, Charles W. Sylvester; matron, Mrs. Sylvester; salary, 
$600; served here thirteen years. Five assistants, three men and 
two women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,913.67; net, 
$783.78. Building of brick and wood, without fire-escapes, but 
having other special fire protection. Xo sitting-room; eighteen 
sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets. 
Heating by hot air. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night 
only. Seven inmates; three men, two women, and two boys. One 
man does chores ; one woman cares for children. Ages : one under 
4; one between 4 and 8; one between 30 and 40; four between 70 
and 80. All inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. 
One woman idiotic. Three hundred and seventy acres of land; 
nine acres ploughed; one hundred and twenty acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk. Prescribed register kept. 

Laxcaster. Population, 2,478. 

Inspected November 18, 1904. 
Warden, Oscar Engstrom; matron, Mrs. Engstrom; salary, $550; 
served here three years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total^annual cost, $3,622.69; net, $1,479.84. Brick 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. One sitting-room; t^^ent3^-three sleeping-rooms, with twenty- 
five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Two water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes. Twelve inmates; three men, 
eight women, and one boy. Three men and one woman do light 
work. Ages: one under 4; one between 21 and 30; one between 
30 and 40; two between 50 and 60; three between 60 and 70; 
three between 70 and 80; one between 90 and 100. All inmates 
permanent. Seven have relatives in town. One woman idiotic ; one 
a cripple. Five hundred and six tramps during the year, separated 
from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work two hours sawing 
wood and doing odd jobs. Eighty-seven acres of land; nine acres 
ploughed; twent3^-nine acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Lawrence. Population, 62,559. 

Inspected March 8, 1905. 
Warden, James J. Stanley; salary, $800; matron, Mrs. Stanley; 
salary, $480; served here eight years. Eight assistants, three men 
and five women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $32,481.01 ; net, 



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$31^220.62. Main building of brick, without fire-escapes; brick 
building, with iron fire-escapes; brick hospital building, of one 
story; administration buildings of wood, without fire-escapes. All 
buildings have other special protection against fire. Five sit- 
ting-rooms; sixty-one sleeping-rooms, with two hundred and 
seventy beds. Twelve bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. 'Nme water-closets; two privies. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. 
Two hundred and nineteen inmates ; eighty-eight men, one hundred 
and twenty-two women, four boys, and five girls. Twenty-two men 
do farm work ; seventeen women do housework and sewing. Ages : 
six under 4; two between 8 and 15; one between 15 and 21; forty- 
two between 21 and 30; twelve between 30 and 40; thirty-two be- 
tween 40 and 50; twenty-one between 50 and 60; forty-seven 
between 60 and 70; twenty-three between 70 and 80; thirty-three 
between 80 and 90. One hundred and ninety-two inmates per- 
manent; twenty-seven temporary. About seventy have relatives in 
towm. Two men and one woman cripples; three men and two 
women blind. Eleven consumptives, receiving special diet and 
treatment. Ten nurses employed. Thirty-seven acres of land; 
twenty-four acres ploughed; twenty-four acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Lee. Population, 3,596. 

Inspected September 21, 1905. 
Warden, Henry Perry; matron, Mrs. Perry; salary, $550; served 
here twenty years. Warden also has charge of town cemetery, and 
works on town roads, without extra compensation. One assistant, 
on the roads, a man, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,358.85; 
net, $2,358.85. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. One sitting-room ; ten sleeping-rooms, 
with fourteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet ; three privies. Heat- 
ing by stoves. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. 
Seven inmates; three men and four women. One man works 
around the yard; one woman does general housework. Ages: one 
between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; 
two between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates per- 
manent. Three liave relatives in town. One man and one woman 
idiotic. Twenty-six acres of land ; five acres ploughed ; twenty-two 
acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
A special committee of the town have voted to recommend that the 
present almshouse be sold, and a new building erected in a new 
location. 



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Leicester. Population, 3,416. 

(See Charlton.) 

Leomixster. Population, 12,392. 

Inspected April 24, 1905. 
Warden, Edwin Hatstat; matron, Mrs. Hatstat; salary, $600; 
served here eleven years. Three assistants, a man and a woman, and 
an extra man in summer, all paid by town. Total annual cost, 
$4,233.83; net, $2,610.03. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection; also, one-story wooden 
building for men. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-six sleeping-rooms, 
with twenty-four beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets. Heating by hot 
water. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Ten 
inmates; six men and four women. Two men work out-doors, and 
two women in the house. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one be- 
tween 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; three between 70 and 80 ; 
two between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. Eight inmates 
permanent; two temporary. Four have relatives in town. One 
man idiotic; one woman blind. One hundred and three acres of 
land; fifteen acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk, corn, and hay. Prescribed register kept. 

Lexington. Population, 3,831. 

Inspected December 12, 1904. 
Warden, Eobert H. White; matron, Mrs. Wliite; salary, $650; 
served here twenty-one years. Warden is also assistant superin- 
tendent of highways, with a salary of $50 per annum. Two assist- 
ants, a man in summer, paid by towm, and a woman, paid by 
warden. Total annual cost, $2,879.07; net, $2,028.85. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. One sitting-room, used as a smoking-room; twelve sleep- 
ing-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Eight 
inmates; five men, two women, and one girl. Two men and one 
woman do general work. Ages : one between 15 and 21 ; two between 
60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; two between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. One woman a 
cripple. Twenty-two acres of land; three acres ploughed; twelve 
acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 



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Lowell. Population, 94,969. 

Inspected June 22, 1905. 

Warden, Dr. Charles E. Donlan; served here three and one-half 
years; matron, Miss Esther G. Donlan; served here one year; salary, 
$2,000. Twenty-two assistants, sixteen men and six women, paid 
by city. Total annual cost, $61,674.03; net, $60,697.83. Two 
brick buildings, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire pro- 
tection. Eight sitting-rooms ; one hundred and ninety-two sleeping- 
rooms, with four hundred and sixty-seven beds. Two bath-rooms, 
with eleven tubs, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Thirty-six water-closets; three privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by gas and electricity. Complete separation of sexes. 
Three hundred and thirty-two inmates; one hundred and forty-one 
men, one hundred and eighty women, eight boys, and three girls. 
Seventy-eight men and seventy-six women help on farm and in 
wards. Ages: five under 4; two between 4 and 8; three between 
8 and 15; one between 15 and 21; ten between 21 and 30; thirty 
between 30 and 40; forty-eight between 40 and 50; sixty between 
50 and 60 ; seventy-eight between 60 and 70 ; fifty between 70 and 
80; forty-three between 80 and 90; two between 90 and 100. One 
hundred and ninety-two inmates permanent; one hundred and 
forty temporary. Seventj-five inmates have relatives in town. Two 
men and six women insane; four men and six women epileptic; 
thirteen men and sixteen women cripples; two men blind. Five 
consumptives, a man and four women, having special treatment and 
diet. Six nurses employed. Two thousand six hundred and eighty 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
and required to work three hours. One hundred and thirty-two 
acres of land : twent3'-two acres ploughed ; eighty acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Lunenburg. Population, 1,332. 

Inspected January 16, 1905. 

Warden, Arthur W. Eockwood; matron, Mrs. Eockwood; salary, 
$375 ; served here three 3^ears. Warden also draws logs in winter, 
without extra compensation. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
warden. Total annual cost, $1,574.68; net, $638.73. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms; twelve sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. 
No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. Xo water- 
closet ; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No sepa- 
ration of sexes. Five inmates; three men and two women. One 
man does chores in house and barn; one woman washes dishes and 
does chamber work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 40 



54 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

and 50; two between 60 and 70; one between 80 and 90. All in- 
mates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One man idiotic; 
one woman epileptic. Fifty-six tramps during the year, separated 
from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Thirty-five 
acres of land; five acres ploughed; fourteen acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Steam 
heat recently introduced, and other improvements made, at a total 
cost of about $600. 

Lynn. Population, 68,513. 

Inspected January 12, 1905. 

Warden, Isaiah Pinkham; salary, $840; served here seventeen 
years; matron. Miss Nettie ' Allen ; salary, $360; served here one 
year. Eight assistants, four men and four women, paid by city. 
Total annual cost, $15,375.41; net, $13,723.40. Brick building, 
with iron fire-escapes and other special fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms and a detached smoking-room; forty-six sleeping-rooms and 
two dormitories, with one hundred and fifty beds. Six bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water, and a shower-bath. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Twenty-five water-closets. Heating by hot air and 
steam. Lighting by gas. Complete separation of sexes. Ninety- 
two inmates; fifty-six men and thirty-six women. Fourteen men 
do general work ; eleven women do housework. Ages : one between 
21 and 30; five between 30 and 40; eleven between 40 and 50; 
fourteen between 50 and 60 ; twenty-one between 60 and 70 ; twenty- 
two between 70 and 80; eighteen between 80 and 90. Eighty-six 
inmates permanent ; six temporary. Twenty have relatives in town. 
One man idiotic; one man epileptic; four men and two women 
cripples; one man and one woman blind. Forty acres of land; 
eleven acres ploughed; twenty-three acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Malden. Population, 33,664. 
Inspected March 10, 1905. 
Warden, Stephen S. Sturgeon; matron, Mrs. Sturgeon; salary, 
$800; served here ten da3^s. Four assistants, two men and two 
women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $6,906.60; net, $5,471.95. 
Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other special fire 
protection. Two sitting-rooms and a detached smoking-room; 
twenty-one sleeping-rooms and four wards, with forty beds. Two 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Thirty-two inmates; 
twenty-two men and ten women. Seven men do farm work; four 
women care for rooms and sew. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one 
between 30 and 40; eight between 50 and 60; ten between 60 and 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 55 

70; eight between 70 and 80; three between 80 and 90; one between 
90 and 100. Twenty-nine inmates permanent; three temporary. 
Thirteen have relatives in town. One man and one woman idiotic; 
two men cripples. One consumptive, having special diet, bnt no 
other special treatment. One nnrse employed. Twenty-seven acres 
of land ; ten acres ploughed ; seventeen acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Manchester. Population, 2,522. 

Inspected January 11, 1905. 

Warden, William H. Haskell; matron, Mrs. Haskell; salary, 
$375; served here seventeen years. Ko assistance. Total annual 
cost, $2,190.23; net, $1,219.04. Wooden building, with iron fire- 
escapes and no other fire protection. No sitting-room ; ten sleeping- 
rooms, with twelve beds. JSTo bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub 
insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Nine inmates; six men 
and three women. Two men work around barn; one woman does 
kitchen work, one sews. Ages : two between 40 and 50 ; three 
between 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; one between 70 and 80 ; 
two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have rela- 
tives in town. Two men idiotic; one woman a cripple. Thirteen 
acres of land ; six acres ploughed ; nine acres tilled. Chief products : 
barley and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The hot-water 
system of heating, and the iron fire-escape, are recent improvements. 
Further improvements under consideration. 

Mansfield. Population, 4,006. 

Inspected December 7, 1904. 

Warden, Preston B. Clark; matron, Mrs. Clark; salary, $400; 
served here eight months. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$2,249.57; net, $1,614.99. Wooden building, without fire-escapes 
or other fire protection. One sitting-room, used as a sewing-room ; 
seven sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; four privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. Three inmates; women. Two sew 
and wash clothes. Ages: one between 40 and 50; one between 60 
and 70 ; one between 70 and 80. Two inmates permanent ; one tem- 
porary. One has relatives in town. Two idiotic. Two thousand 
five hundred and fifty-one tramps during the year, separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, better fed if required to work. Ninety- 
four acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; twenty-three acres 
tilled. Chief products: vegetables. 



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]\[aeblehead. Population, 7,582. 

Inspected May 24, 1905. 
Warden, Samnel T. Humphreys; matron, Mrs. Humphreys; 
salary, $400; served here four years. Two assistants, a man, and 
a woman occasional!}^, paid by to^n. Total annual cost, $3,559.64; 
net, $2,518.88. Building of stone and wood, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection; also, a two-story wooden 
building for men, with wooden fire-escapes. No sitting-room; four- 
teen sleeping-rooms, with thirty beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Four water-closets. 
Heating by stoves and hot water. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Twenty-three inmates; nineteen men 
and four women. Seven men and two women do general work. 
Ages : two between 30 and 40 ; two between 40 and 50 ; five between 
50 and 60 ; five between 60 and 70 ; seven between 70 and 80 ; two 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Twelve have relatives 
in town. One man insane; one woman idiotic; one man a cripple. 
Two and a half acres of land ; one and a half acres ploughed ; one and 
a half acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. Repairs and improvements in progress. 

Second visit, June 26, 1906. 
A new building is in process of erection, for cooking and wash- 
ing purposes; it will be connected with the almshouse proper by 
a wooden corridor. 

Marlborough. Population, 13,609. 

Inspected January 2, 1905. 
Warden, Elroy C. Williams; matron, Mrs. Williams; salary, 
$800; served here eleven years. Warden also has charge of city 
wood yard, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man 
and a woman, paid by city. Total annual cost, $4,975.02; net, 
$3,437.30. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
special fire protection. One sitting-room, detached, and used as a 
smoking-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms and two dormitories, with 
forty-five beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Nineteen inmates; fifteen men and four women. 
Five men and one woman assist in general work. Ages : one between 
30 and 40; three between 40 and 50; three between 50 and 60; 
four between 60 and 70 ; seven between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 
and 90. Eighteen inmates permanent; one temporary. One has 
relatives in toT\Ti. Two men insane; one man epileptic; two men 



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and one woman cripples; three men blind. Eighty acres of land; 
twelve acres ploughed ; nineteen acres tilled. Chief products : vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Marshfield. Population, 1,810. 

Inspected July 3, 1905. 

Warden, Jairus M. Healy; matron, Mrs. Healy; salary, $300; 
served here nine years. N'o assistance. Total annual cost, $1,181.02 ; 
net, $491.29. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. One sitting-room; twelve sleeping- 
rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub 
insisted on. N'o water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. Five inmates; men. Two do chores. Ages: one 
between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 
70; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two have 
relatives in tovm. One man idiotic; one man a cripple. Three 
hundred and two tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Ten acres of land ; one 
and a half acres ploughed; six acres tilled. Chief products: milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Mattapoisett. Population, 1,061. 

Inspected May 13, 1905. 

Matron, Mrs. William H. Forbes; salary, $350; served here 
three years. One occasional assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $954.01; net, $872.08. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room; 
seven sleeping-rooms, with five beds. 'No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. ISTo water-closet; two privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Five inmates; 
two men and three women. One man works constantly on farm; 
one woman helps in kitchen, and one sews. Ages : one between 30 
and 40 ; one between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; one between 
60 and 70 ; one between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Two 
have relatives in town. One man idiotic. Sixty-six tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to 
work one hour doing odd jobs. N'inety-two acres of land; four 
acres ploughed ; seven acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Maynard. Population, 3,142. 

Inspected March 24, 1906. 
Warden, Ansley 0. Dunham; matron, Mrs. Dunham; salary, 
$400 ; served here two and one-half years. Two assistants, a man 
occasionally, and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, 



58 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

$2,312.16; net, $1,502.02. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. No sitting-room; ten 
sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing 
not insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Five inmates; two 
men and three women. Inmates do no work. Ages : one between 
40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; two between 70 and 80; one 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Fonr have relatives 
in town. One woman epileptic; one man a cripple; one man blind. 
Five hundred and thirty-seven tramps during the year, separated 
from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to saw wood one hour. 
Twelve acres of land ; seven acres ploughed ; ten acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Medfield. Population, 2,926. 

Inspected March 31, 1905. 

Warden, George L. Easton; matron, Mrs. Easton; salary, $400; 
served here ten years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,724.24; net, $1,030.15. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. No sitting- 
room; ten sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Six inmates ; 
two men and four women. One man works in barn; one woman 
does general work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; two between 60 
and 70; two between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. One woman 
idiotic; one man a cripple. One hundred and sixty acres of land; 
eight acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk, 
hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Wrote to Overseers of Poor regarding the need of a bath-room, 
water-closets, and better system of heating. The Overseers replied 
that in their opinion the town would not be likely to undertake 
the expense of such improvements, inasmuch as there was some talk 
of selling the place, and providing for the paupers in families. 

Medford. Population, 18,244. 
Inspected December 21, 1904. 
Warden, James H. Growing ; matron, Mrs. Gowing ; salary, $700 ; 
served here two and one-half years. Four assistants, one man and 
three women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $4,475.96; net, 
$4,323.76. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes and other special 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms and a detached smoking-room; 
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beds. Five bath-rooms, with, hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Five water-closets; three privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by gas. Complete separation of sexes. Nineteen inmates ; 
twelve men and seven women. Four men and two women do 
light chores. Ages: one between 21 and 30; four between 40 and 
50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; six between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 
and 80; four between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All 
inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. One man and two 
women cripples. One consumptive, a woman, twenty-four years of 
age, kept apart from other inmates, and given special diet, care, 
and treatment. Fifteen acres of land; three acres ploughed; eight 
acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Medway. Population, 2,761. 

Inspected May 23, 1905. 

Warden, D. Newton Blake; matron, Mrs. Blake; salary, $500; 
served here one year. No assistance. Total annual cost, $2,654.34; 
net, $2,540.98. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; fifteen sleeping- 
rooms, with eighteen beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on in summer, fortnightly in 
winter. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes. Eleven inmates; eight men 
and three women. Four men do light work; one woman sews and 
helps in house. Ages : two between 50 and 60 ; four between 60 and 
70; four between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. Ten have relatives in town. One man idiotic ; one man 
and one woman cripples. Two hundred and seventy tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to 
work. Six acres of land; five acres ploughed; five acres tilled. 
Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Melrose. Population, 12,962. 

Inspected December 13, 1904. 

Warden, Herbert W. Chandler; salary, $450; served here six 
years. One assistant, a woman, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$3,452.63; net, $3,033.72. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. No sitting-room; seven 
sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets. Heat- 
ing by hot air. Lighting by electricity. Sexes separated at night 
only. Eight inmates; one man and seven women. Three women 
do light housework. Ages: two between 40 and 50; one between 
50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; one 



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between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Four have relatives 
in town. Two women idiotic. Twelve acres of land; two acres 
ploughed; eight acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 



Methuen. Population, 7,512. 
Inspected March 8, 1905. 
Warden, Harry R. Cassidy ; matron, Mrs. Cassidy ; salary, $450 ; 
served here two years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $3,786.13 ; net, $1,194.77. Building 
of brick and wood, without fire-escapes, but having other special 
fire protection. No sitting-room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with 
fifteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at 
meals. Five inmates; two men and three women. One man and 
one woman do light chores. Ages: one between 50 and 60; three 
between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80. All inmates per- 
manent. Three have relatives in town. One man epileptic; one 
man a cripple. One hundred and fifty acres of land; twenty acres 
ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

MiDDLEBOROUGH. Population, 6,885. 
Inspected January 13, 1905. 
Warden, Simeon L. Mckerson; matron, Mrs. Nickerson; salary, 
$600 ; served here eleven years. Three assistants, a man in summer, 
and two women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,943.94; net, 
$3,156.68. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. One sitting-room, used by men only ; seven- 
teen sleeping-rooms, with twent3^-five beds. Two bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet ; 
four privies. Heating by hot water. Lighting by oil. Complete 
separation of sexes. Seventeen inmates ; ten men and seven women. 
One man works in barn, one out-doors, one cares for tramps; one 
woman washes dishes, one sews. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; one 
between 40 and 50 ; four between 50 and 60 ; three between 60 and 
70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; four between 80 and 90 ; one between 
90 and 100. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives in 
io^m. One woman idiotic ; one man and two women cripples. Two 
hundred and sixty-eight tramps during the year, separated from 
other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Seventy-five acres 
of land; eighteen acres ploughed; forty-five acres tilled. Chief 
products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



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MiLFORD. Population, 11,376. 
Inspected September 26, 1906. 
Warden, Herbert W. Austin ; matron, Mrs. Austin ; salary, $700 ; 
served here three years. Three assistants, a man and two women, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $7,803.93; net, $5,177.38; 
Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-four sleeping-rooms and a 
hospital room, with sixty-one beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Four water-closets; 
one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete sepa- 
ration of sexes, except at meals. Forty-eight inmates; thirty-four 
men and fourteen women. Eight men work out-doors ; three women 
do kitchen-work and sew. Ages: eight between 40 and 50; four 
between 50 and 60; eight between 60 and 70; ten between 70 and 
80; fourteen between 80 and 90; four between 90 and 100. Forty- 
six inmates permanent; two temporary. Nine have relatives in 
town. One man idiotic; two men cripples; one man blind. One 
hundred and ninety acres of land ; twenty acres ploughed ; fifty acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. Almshouse recently enlarged and improved, at an expense of 
about $7,000. Improvements include sitting-room, bath-rooms, 
water-closets, and a good system of drainage. 

MiLLBURY. Population, 4,460. 

Inspected April 28, 1906. 

Warden, Eichard I. Anderson; matron, Mrs. Anderson; salary, 
$400; served here one year. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,329; net, $300. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. One sitting-room; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. 
One bath-room, without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Twelve inmates; nine 
men and three women. All inmates do some work. Ages : one 
between 21 and 30; one between 30 and 40; one between 40 and 
50 ; three between 60 and 70 ; six between 70 and 80. Ten inmates 
permanent; two temporary. Three have relatives in town. Two 
men and one woman idiotic ; two men cripples; one man blind. One 
hundred acres of land; fifteen acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. 
Chief products : milk, hay, corn, and oats. Prescribed register kept. 
Almshouse decidedly improved under the new management. 



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MiLTOX. Population, 6,578. 

Inspected December 5, 1904. 
Warden, Cahdn H. Sanford; matron, Mrs. Sanford; salary, $500; 
served here two years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,984.25; net, $2,783.55. Wooden building, 
with wooden annex for men, without fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. No sitting-room; one smoking-room; 
thirteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. Two bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water- 
closets; three privies. Heating by hot water. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Six inmates; three men and three 
women. One man works around barn and out-doors; two women 
wash dishes and scrub floors. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; three 
between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. 
None have relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one man a 
cripple. Fifty acres of land; five acres ploughed; twelve acres 
tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Alms- 
house being renovated, at a cost of $600. 

Moxsox. Population, 3,402. 

Inspected March 28, 1905. 
Warden, Jesse P. Carew; matron, Mrs. Carew; salary, $700; 
served here ten 3^ears. Three assistants, two men and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,829.97 ; net, $285.26. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. One sitting-room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with eighteen beds. 
One bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
No water-closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Eleven inmates ; 
five men and six women. Two men and two women do light chores. 
Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 40 and 50; three be- 
tween 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; one between 70 and 80 ; 
four between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have rela- 
tives in town. One woman a cripple. Two hundred acres of land; 
twenty-five acres ploughed ; fifty acres tilled. Chief products : milk, 
hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Montague. Population, 6,150. 

Inspected May 18, 1905. 

Warden, Morris H. O'Connell; matron, Mrs. O'Connell; salary, 
$500 ; served here one month. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,640.16; net, $1,885.35. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting- 



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room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. Three bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three 
water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete sepa- 
ration of sexes. Eleven inmates; eight men and three women. 
Four men do light work; one woman helps in house. Ages: one 
between 21 and 30; two between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 
70; five between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. Seven have relatives in town. Two men cripples; one 
man blind. Sixty tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. Two hundred and forty 
acres of land ; seven acres ploughed ; twenty-two acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
Eecent improvements include bath-rooms, water-closets, and 
laundry. 

N'antucket. Population, 3,006. 

Inspected July 24, 1905. ' 

Warden, Benjamin F. Worth; matron, Mrs. Worth; salary, $300; 
served here three and one-half years. One assistant, a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $2,253.20; net, $1,731.84. Wooden 
building, with wooden fire-escapes and other special fire protection. 
Three sitting-rooms and a sewing-room; forty sleeping-rooms, with 
thirty-eight beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heat- 
ing by hot air. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of 
sexes. Twenty-one inmates; eight men and thirteen women. Two 
men work in garden, and six do a little general work; two women 
wash, iron, sweep, etc. Ages: two between 21 and 30; one between 
40 and 50 ; three between 50 and 60 ; one between 60 and 70 ; six be- 
tween 70 and 80; eight between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. 
One has relatives in town. Two men and eight women idiotic ; one 
woman epileptic; four women cripples. Two and one-half acres 
of land ; one acre ploughed ; one acre tilled. Chief products : vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Natick. Population, 9,488. 

Inspected December 6, 1904. 
Warden, Charles A. Morrill ; matron, Mrs. Morrill ; salary, $600 ; 
served here two years. Warden also has charge of garbage depart- 
ment, without extra compensation. Three assistants, a man and 
two women, paid by town. Total annual cost, $6,654.50; net, 
$4,460.36. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
special fire protection. One sitting-room for women, and a smoking- 
room and a sitting-room for men ; twenty-eight sleeping-rooms, with 
thirty-one beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by steam. Light- 



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ing by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Twenty- 
four inmates ; twenty-one men and three women. Sixteen men do odd 
jobs; two women sew. Ages: two between 30 and 40; six between 
40 and 50; five between 50 and 60; six between 60 and 70; three 
between 70 and 80; two betAveen 80 and 90. Nineteen inmates 
permanent; five temporary. Twenty have relatives in town. One 
man insane; one man idiotic; three men cripples; one man blind; 
one woman epileptic. One consumptive, a man, who has special diet, 
but no other individual care. Eighty acres of land; ten acres 
ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register not kept at time of visit, but provided and kept 
shortly after. 

New Bedford. Population, 62,442. 

Inspected October 10, 1905. 
Warden, Freeman H. Ashley; matron, Mrs. Ashley; salary, $950; 
served here eight years. Twenty-one assistants, eleven men, ten 
women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $32,450.39 ; net, $31,547.45. 
Stone building, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire protec- 
tion; also, a two-story brick hospital building for women. Four 
sitting-rooms (three for women, and a detached smoking-room for 
men) ; thirty-one sleeping-rooms, with one hundred and twenty 
beds. Five bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Six water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Eighty-two 
inmates; forty-six men, thirty-one women, and five boys. Seven 
men and nine women do general work. Ages: three under four; 
one between 4 and 8; one between 15 and 21; five between 21 and 
30; six between 30 and 40; six between 40 and 50; eighteen be- 
tween 50 and 60 ; twenty-one between 60 and 70 ; fourteen between 
70 and 80; five between 80 and 90; two between 90 and 100. 
Seventy-six inmates permanent; six temporar}^ Thirty-two have 
relatives in town. Two men and three women insane ; five men and 
two women idiotic; thirteen men and eleven women cripples; one 
boy blind. Five consumptives; three men and two women, all 
having special diet, only one having special treatment. Four nurses 
employed. Seventy-nine acres of land; fifteen acres ploughed; 
seventy acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Newburyport. Population, 14,478. 

Inspected June 21, 1906. 

Warden, Charles W. Nelson ; matron, Mrs. Nelson ; salary, $700 ; 

served here fifteen 3^ears. Three assistants, a man and a woman, 

beside an extra man in winter, paid by city. Total annual cost, 

$5,421.71; net, $5,321.71. Brick building, without fire-escapes, 



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but having other special fire protection. No sitting-room; eighty- 
eight sleeping-rooms and two dormitories, with one hundred and 
twenty-five beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Fourteen water-closets. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Twenty- 
six inmates; fourteen men and twelve women. Seven men do 
chores ; three women do light housework, and one sews. Ages : one 
between 30 and 40 ; five between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; 
eight between 60 and 70 ; six between 70 and 80 ; four between 80 
and 90. Twenty-four inmates permanent; two temporary. Seven 
have relatives in town. Three men and one woman idiotic; one 
woman a cripple ; one woman epileptic and a cripple. Seventy acres 
of land ; eight acres ploughed ; twenty-five acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Newton. Population, 33,587. 

Inspected November 30, 1904. 

Warden, James P. Goodman; matron, Mrs. Goodman; salary, 
$800; served here five years. Three assistants, a man and two 
women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $4,997.24; net, $4,877.24. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire 
protection. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-six sleeping-rooms and two 
hospital wards, with thirty-one beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Nine water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by gas. Complete separation of sexes. 
Twenty inmates; eleven men and nine women. Three men and 
four women do light work. Ages: one between 21 and 30; two 
between 40 and 50; five between 50 and 60; five between 60 and 
70; five between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. Seventeen 
inmates permanent; three temporary. Four have relatives in town. 
Two men and one woman idiotic. Twenty-seven acres of land; six 
acres ploughed; nine acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

North Adams. Population, 24,200. 

Inspected September 13, 1906. 
Warden, Henry W. Stark; matron, Miss Cora E. Stark; salary, 
$750; served here five months. Two assistants, a man and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $5,560.76; net, 
$5,388.26. Wooden building, witliout fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; twenty-one sleeping- 
rooms, with forty-one beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Six water-closets. Heating 
by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation of sexes. 
Forty inmates; twenty-two men, sixteen women, and two girls. 



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Three men do general work, and three do light chores; fifteen 
women care for their own rooms, one woman does the mending for 
all the inmates. Ages: two under 4; one between 21 and 30; one 
between 30 and 40 ; three between 40 and 50 ; seven between 50 and 
60 ; five between 60 and 70 ; fifteen between 70 and 80 ; six between 
80 and 90. Thirtj^-seven inmates permanent; three temporary. 
Twenty have relatives in town. One man and one woman insane; 
two men and three women idiotic; one woman epileptic; three men 
and two women cripples; three men blind. Three hundred acres 
of land ; fifteen acres ploughed ; thirty acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The attention of 
the Overseers of the Poor was called to the unsanitary condition of 
the barnyard, and also to the filthy state of some of the water- 
closets. 

Northampton^. Population, 18,643. 

Inspected March 30, 1905. 

Warden, Arthur B. Whitbeck; matron, Mrs. Whitbeck; salary, 
$600; served here two years. Two assistants, women, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $3,405.01; net, $2,303.09. Brick build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. 
ISTo sitting-room; thirty-four sleeping-rooms, with thirty-seven beds. 
Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing in- 
sisted on. Five water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Seventeen inmates; 
twelve men and five women. Three men do farm work, two care 
for men^s quarters ; two women do light work. Ages : two between 
40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; five 
between 70 and 80 ; four between 80 and 90 ; three between 90 and 
100. All inmates permanent. Seven have relatives in town. One 
man and two women cripples. Twenty acres of land; seven acres 
ploughed ; eight acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

N'ORTH Andover. Population, 4,243. 

Inspected March 7, 1905. 
Warden, Frank E. Oxton; matron, Mrs. Oxton; salary, $500; 
served here one year. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $4,023.51 ; net, $2,791.32. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms. ; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. Two 
bath-rooms, one supplied with hot and cold water, and the other 
with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Six inmates; one man and five women. 
The man does general work: one woman washes dishes, and one 



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cares for sleeping-rooms. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one be- 
tween 30 and 40 ; one between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; 
one between 70 and 80. Five inmates permanent; one temporary. 
One has relatives in town. One woman insane; one woman idiotic. 
One hundred and eighty-four tramps during the year, partly sepa- 
rated from other inmates, lodged, fed when required to work. One 
hundred and forty acres of land; ten acres ploughed; thirty acres 
tilled. Chief products : milk and hay. 

North Attleborough. Population, 7,253. 

Inspected March 13, 1905. 

Warden, John J. Bleik ; matron, Mrs. Bleik ; salary, $500 ; served 
here three years. Warden also empties cesspools and does hesLVj 
teaming, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man and 
a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $6,058.27; net, 
$2,888.59. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; seventeen sleeping- 
rooms, with twenty beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; one 
privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of 
sexes. Sixteen inmates; seven men, eight women, and one girl. 
Three men do light chores; one woman does general work, and two 
do light work. Ages: one between 15 and 21; one between 30 and 
40; one between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; four between 
60 and 70; five between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Four have relatives in town. One man and 
four women idiotic; one woman idiotic and blind. Seven hundred 
and thirty-seven tramps during the year, separated from other in- 
mates, lodged, fed, required to saw wood two hours. Sixty-three 
acres of land; seven acres ploughed; twenty-five acres tilled. Chief 
products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

NoRTHBRiDGE. Population, 7,036. 

Inspected September 29, 1905. 
Warden, Frank L. Harding; matron, Mrs. Harding; salary, $350; 
served here three and one-half years. Two assistants, a man in 
summer, and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,448.55 ; 
net, $1,428.13. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; sixteen sleeping- 
rooms, with nine beds. Two bath-rooms, with cold water only. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet ; five privies. Heating 
by stoves and hot air. Lighting by oil. Eight inmates ; men. Two 
do chores. Ages : one betw^een 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; 
two between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; two between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. 



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One man idiotic. One hundred and forty acres of land; fourteen 
acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products: butter 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

North Brookfield. Population, 4,687. 

Inspected March 17, 1905. 

Almshouse totally destroyed by fire February 1, and inmates sent 
to Worcester almshouse. Overseers of Poor advised to erect a 
new building, large enough to accommodate poor of adjoining 
towns. On October 5 the Overseers reported that a new building 
was in process of erection, and would probably be completed before 
the end of the year. 

North Reading. Population, 1,035. 

Inspected April 3, 1905. 

Warden, Asa T. Gould; matron, Mrs. Gould; salary, $450; 
served here six years. One assistant, employed by the day, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $3,284.39 ; net, $365.96. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; 
thirteen sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Two inmates ; 
a man and a woman. Inmates do no work. Ages : one between 50 
and 60; one between 80 and 90. Both inmates permanent. One 
has relatives in town. The woman idiotic. Sixty-eight tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required 
to saw wood one and one-half hours. One hundred and sixty-five 
acres of land; four acres ploughed; thirty-two acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
Overseers of the Poor were notified of the need of certain repairs, 
and combination with other towns was suggested. On September 
28, 1905, information was received that repairs had been made. The 
Overseers favored the combination suggested, but no decided step 
had been taken in the matter. 

Norton. Population, 1,826. 

Inspected December 30, 1904. 

Warden, Samuel L. Lord; matron, Mrs. Lord; salary, $400; 
served here two and one-half years. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $1,279.18; net, $900.94. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room ; 
five sleeping-rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating 
by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Four 
inmates; three men and one woman. The woman scrubs floors and 



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washes clothes. Ages: one between 21 and 30; one between 70 and 
80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. One has 
relatives in town. The woman idiotic. Two hundred and seven 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
required to work three hours sawing and splitting wood. Sixty-three 
acres of land; five acres ploughed; eighteen acres tilled. Chief 
products : milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

NoRVTELL. Population, 1,560. 

Inspected September 27, 1905. 

Warden, James H. Pinkham; matron, Mrs. Pinkham; salary, 
$300; served here four years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,718.49; net, $947.31. Wooden building, with wooden fire- 
escapes and other special fire protection. No sitting-room; eight 
sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing 
with pails insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by 
hot air. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Four inmates; 
two men and two women. Two men do light chores; one woman 
does general work. Ages: one between 50 and 60; three between 
60 and 70. All inmates permanent. All have relatives in town. 
One man a cripple. Thirty-three tramps during the year, separated 
from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work at odd jobs for 
two hours. Six acres of land; three acres ploughed; three acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Orange. Population, 5,520. ^ 

Inspected May 19, 1905. 

Warden, Lewis Bosque; matron, Mrs. Bosque; salary, $425; 
served here four years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $1,171.31; net, $736.53. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting- 
room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet ; two privies. Heating 
by stoves and hot air. Lighting by oil. One permanent inmate, a 
man, between 70 and 80 years of age, does no work, has relatives 
in town. Eighty acres of land; seven acres ploughed; fourteen 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. The Overseers of the Poor are considering the 
advisability of closing the almshouse. 

Oxford. Population, 2,677. 

Inspected March 15, 1905. 
Warden, Albert D. Kimball ; matron, Mrs. Kimball ; salary, $400 ; 
served here eight years. One occasional assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,551.53; net, $1,655.71. Wooden 



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building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms; eleven sleeping-rooms, with twelve 
beds. Two bath-rooms, without direct supply of water. Weekly 
bathing not insisted on. No water-closet; four privies. Heating 
by stoves and hot air. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. 
Twelve inmates; six men and six women. Six men do farm work; 
four women do light chores. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one 
between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 
70; five between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All inmates 
permanent. None have relatives in town. One man and one 
woman idiotic ; two men cripples ; one woman blind. Five hundred 
and seven tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work, except that whatever wood they 
use must be sawed by them. One hundred and fifty-five acres of 
land; fifteen acres ploughed; one hundred acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Over- 
seers of Poor were notified of the need of certain repairs, and 
combination with other towns was recommended. Overseers replied, 
April 18, that they were making all needed repairs, and were also 
considering the question of uniting with other towns. On Septem- 
ber 27, the Overseers wrote that they had expended about $1,000 in 
repairs, and that the question of combination would be brought up 
at the next town meeting. 

Palmee. Population, 7,801. 

Inspected March 27, 1905. 

Warden, Dudley C. Perkins ; matron, Mrs. Perkins ; salary, $600 ; 
served here one year. Three assistants, a man and two women, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $4,002.06; net, $2,612.64. Wooden 
building, with wooden fire-escapes and other fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms ; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with twenty-four beds. Two 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Two water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete 
separation of sexes. Seventeen inmates; thirteen men and four 
women. One man does general work, and one saws wood; one 
woman sews and washes dishes. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; one 
between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; five between 60 and 70 ; 
five between 70 and 80 ; three between 80 and 90. All inmates per- 
manent. Four have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one man 
blind. Two hundred and fifty acres of land ; twenty acres ploughed ; 
thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. Overseers of the Poor notified of the need 
of certain slight repairs, which were immediately attended to. The 
almshouse was subsequently destroyed by fire, but the construc- 
tion of a new one was begun without unnecessary delay. 



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Peabody. Population, 11,523. 

Inspected December 27, 1904. 

Warden, Thomas L. Cummings; salary, $700; served here six 
years ; matron, Mrs. Cummings ; salary, $100 ; served here two years. 
Warden also distributes supplies to out-door poor, without extra 
compensation. Five assistants, four men and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $9,819.24; net, $3,904.51. Brick build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire protection. One 
sitting-room, used by men only ; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with forty- 
six beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bath- 
ing insisted on. Two water-closets; three privies. Heating by 
stoves and hot air. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation 
of sexes. Thirty-two inmates; twenty-three men and nine women. 
Seven men and two women assist in general work. Ages: three 
between 30 and 40; one between 40 and 50; seven between 50 and 
60 ; ten between 60 and 70 ; seven between 70 and 80 ; four between 
80 and 90. Twenty-seven inmates permanent; five temporary. One 
has relatives in town. Six men and two women idiotic. Two hun- 
dred acres of land; seventeen acres ploughed; twentv-five acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

Pembroke. Population, 1,240. 

Inspected September 28, 1905. 
Warden, Vernon E. Carter; matron, Mrs. Carter; salary, $350; 
served here one and one-half years. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $1,432.71; net, $1,036.22. Wooden building, without fire- 
escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room; eight sleeping- 
rooms, with seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing not in- 
sisted on. No water-closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Light- 
ing by oil. Two inmates; men, permanent, without relatives in 
town. One man cuts wood. Ages: one between 50 and 60; one 
between 80 and 90. One man idiotic. One himdred and six tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required 
to saw and split wood one-half hour. Two hundred acres of land; 
ten acres ploughed; forty-five acres tilled. Chief products: butter 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Pepperell. Population, 3,701. 

Inspected September 12, 1905. 

Warden, Albert H. Mignault; matron, ^Irs. "Miguault; salary, 

$480; served here three and one-half years. Two assistants, a man 

and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,347.37; net, 

$1,426.40. Wooden building, without ilre-escapos, but liaving other 



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special fire protection. No sitting-room; eleven sleeping-rooms, 
with thirteen beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. One water-closet ; three privies. Heat- 
ing by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. 
Six inmates; two men and four women. One man and his wife 
care for their own room; one woman washes dishes. Ages: two 
between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80 ; two between 80 and 90. 
All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One man 
idiotic. One hundred and seventy-fonr tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. 
Sixty acres of land; eleven acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 
Several wooden beds have recently been replaced by iron ones. In 
1904, two hundred and seventy-eight tramps were cared for; since 
April 1, 1905, there have been none. 

PiTTSFiELD. Population, 21,766. 

Inspected September 20, 1905. 

Warden, William Shaw; salary, $750; matron, Mrs. Shaw; salary, 
$200; served here twenty years. Five assistants, three men and 
two women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $7,499.80; net, 
$6,260.79. Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other 
special fire protection; also a two-story brick building. Three 
sitting-rooms; forty-five sleeping-rooms, with sixty-eight beds. Six 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Six water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. 
Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Thirty-four inmates ; 
twenty-six men, seven women, and one boy. Seven men do house- 
work. Ages: one between 15 and 21; one between 21 and 30; two 
between 30 and 40 ; three between 40 and 50 ; four between 50 and 
60 ; eight between 60 and 70 ; twelve between 70 and 80 ; three be- 
tween 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Twenty have relatives 
in town. Two women epileptic; four men, one woman, and one 
boy cripples. One hundred and thirty acres of land; twenty-three 
acres ploughed; seventy acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Plymouth. Population, 9,592. 

Inspected July 27, 1905. 

Warden, Obed C. Pratt; matron, Mrs. Pratt; salary, $600; 
served here twenty-one years. One assistant, a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $4,011.93; net, $3,640.98. Brick build- 
ing, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire protection. No 
sitting-room ; thirt3^-five sleeping-rooms, with thirty-five beds. Four 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 



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Five water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. 
Complete separation of sexes. Eight inmates; five men and three 
vromen. Two men work around barn: one woman sweeps floors. 
Ages: one between 21 and 30; two between 50 and 60; one between 
60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. One woman 
epileptic; one woman a cripple. Four acres of land; one acre 
ploughed ; four tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. 

Provincetowx. Population, 4,247. 

Inspected July 17, 1905. 

Matron, Lorena S. Dyer; salary, $260; served here six years. No 
assistance. Total annual cost, $1,033.01; net, $981.01. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with seventeen beds. No bath- 
room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Complete separation 
of sexes, except at meals. Ten inmates; four men and six women. 
One man and three women assist in general work. Ages: one 
between 30 and 40 ; three between 50 and 60 ; four between 60 and 
70; two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Five have 
relatives in town. One man idiotic. One and a half acres of land; 
a small garden tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. 

QuiNCY. Population, 23,899. 

Inspected July 10, 1905. 
Warden, William J. Vaughn; matron, Mrs. Vaughn; salary, 
$500; served here three months. Warden also has charge of sup- 
plies for out-door poor, without extra compensation. Two assist- 
ants, women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $3,361.43; net, 
$3,295.68. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes and other 
special fire protection. One sitting-room; twenty sleeping-rooms, 
with thirty beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; one priv}^ Heat- 
ing by steam. Lighting by electricity. No separation of sexes. 
Twenty-one inmates ; fifteen men and six women. Fourteen men do 
general work. Ages: one between 40 and 50; twenty between 50 
and 60. Nineteen inmates permanent; two temporary. Twelve 
have relatives in town. One woman insane; one woman idiotic; 
two women cripples. One consumptive, not separated from other 
inmates, without special treatment or diet. Eleven acres of land; 
one acre ploughed; four acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. Almshouse much improved under new 
management. 



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Randolph. Population, 3,993. 

Inspected November 10, 1904. 
Warden, Timothy M. O'Leary; matron, Mrs. O'Leary; salary, 
$500; served here five years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$2,434.04; net, $1,648.97. Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes 
and other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms, one used as a 
smoking-room; twenty sleeping-rooms, with seventeen beds. One 
bath-room, with hot and cold water. Bathing irregular. Two water- 
closets; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Nine 
inmates; men. One cares for cows, one for horses, one helps in 
kitchen. Ages: two between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; 
six between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One has relatives 
in town. One man idiotic. Eighteen acres of land; three acres 
ploughed ; six acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. Several repairs and improvements have 
been recently made. 

Reading. Population, 4,969. 

Inspected February 13, 1905. 
Warden, William C. Smith; matron, Mrs. Smith; salary, $400; 
served here ten months. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,706.32; net, $2,043.41. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room; 
eight sleeping-rooms, with ten beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets. Heat- 
ing by steam. Lighting by electricity. No separation of sexes. 
Nine inmates; seven men, one woman, and one boy. Three men 
and the boy assist in farm work. Ages: one between 15 and 21; 
three between 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; two between 70 
and 80; one between 80 and 90. Eight inmates permanent; one 
temporary. Four have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one 
man blind. Ten acres of land; one and three-quarters acres 
ploughed; four acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. The Overseers of the Poor were 
notified of the need of a fire-escape, and they decided to provide one 
without delay. 

Rehoboth. Population, 1,840. 
Inspected September 8, 1005. 

Warden, Clarence A. Adams ; matron, Mrs. Adams ; salary, $350 ; 
served here seven months. One assistant, a man, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,205.79 ; net, $662.05. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; seven- 
teen sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. Weekly batli- 



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ing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Five in- 
mates; two men and three women. One woman does housework. 
Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; two between 
60 and 70; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. One 
has relatives in town. One woman idiotic; one man blind. One 
hundred and eighty tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. One hundred acres of 
land ; four acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : milk 
and vegetables. 

EiCHMOXD. Population, 679. 

Inspected September 30, 1905. 

Matron, Cora B. Chapman; salary, $3 a week; served here five 
years. No assistance. Total annual cost, $522.93; net, $522.93. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. No 
sitting-room; six sleeping-rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. 
No water-closet; one privy. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
No inmates. A small garden tilled. Prescribed register kept. 

EoCKLAND. Population, 5,327. 

Inspected February 28, 1905. 

Warden, Eoger W. Drew; matron, Mrs. Drew; salary, $600; 
served here five years. Two assistants, women, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $4,117.36; net, $3,410.24. Wooden building, with 
iron fire-escapes and other special fire protection. One sitting-room, 
used as a smoking-room; twenty-nine sleeping-rooms, with twenty- 
nine beds. Two bath-rooms, one with hot and cold water, and the 
other with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two 
water-closets; five privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by elec- 
tricity. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Eighteen 
inmates; fifteen men and three women. Five men work around 
barn and out-doors, and one does housework. Ages: one between 
30 and 40 ; one between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; six be- 
tween 60 and 70; seven between 70 and 80; one between 90 and 
100. Fifteen inmates permanent ; three temporary. Six have rela- 
tives in town. Two men and one woman idiotic ; one man and two 
women cripples. Four hundred and fifteen tramps during the 
year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work 
one hour sawing and splitting wood. Nine and three-quarters acres 
of land ; two acres ploughed ; five acres tilled. Chief products : vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 



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RocKPORT. Population, 4,592. 
Inspected February 16, 1906. 
Warden, Leverett Lane ; matron, Mrs. Lane ; salary, $400 ; served 
here eight years. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $2,600.85 ; net, $2,469.34. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting- 
room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. One bath-room, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets; three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Eleven inmates ; ten men and one woman. 
Three men do light work. Ages: two between 40 and 50; one 
between 50 and 60; three between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 
80; three between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Five have 
relatives in town. One man insane; one man idiotic; one man a 
cripple ; two men blind. Four acres of land ; one and three-quarters 
acres ploughed; a small garden tilled. Chief products: vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. 

Rowley. Population, 1,391. 

Inspected September 11, 1906. 

Warden, Henry G. Murray; matron, Mrs. Murray; no salary; 
receive lodging and food; served here five months. No assistance. 
Total annual cost, $515.98; net, $515.98. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; six 
sleeping-rooms, with four beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing 
in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by 
stoves. Lighting by oil. Two inmates, men, between 50 and 60 
years of age. Inmates do no work. One inmate permanent; one 
temporary. Both have relatives in town. One man blind and a 
cripple. Two acres of land ; a small garden tilled. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. Overseers of the Poor notified of the need of repairs. 

Salem. Population, 35,956. 

Inspected December 28, 1904. 

Warden, Stephen F. Tracey; salary, $550; matron, Mrs. Tracey; 
salary, $150; served here four years. Warden also delivers supplies 
to out-door poor, without extra compensation. Eleven assistants, 
three men and eight women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$17,151.79; net, $15,680.71. Two brick buildings, one with iron 
fire-escapes, and the other without fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. Five sitting-rooms; forty-three sleeping- 
rooms, with one hundred and forty beds. Four bath-rooms, with 
hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Fourteen water- 
closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Complete sep- 



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aration of sexes. Eighty inmates; fifty men, twenty-nine women, 
and one girl. Twelve men and eleven women assist in general work. 
Ages : one iinder 4 ; one between 21 and 30 ; four between 30 and 40 ; 
sixteen between 40 and 50; three between 50 and 60; twenty-one 
between 60 and 70 ; twenty-five between 70 and 80 ; nine between 80 
and 90. Seventy-four inmates permanent; six temporary. Two 
have relatives in town. One man and two women idiotic; one 
woman epileptic; six men and two women cripples; one man blind 
and idiotic ; one woman blind and a cripple. One head nurse, with 
three assistants. Twelve acres of land ; four and three-quarters acres 
ploughed; seven acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. Overseers of the Poor notified of the need 
of additional bathing facilities, and they immediately replied that 
arrangements had been made for introducing shower-baths. 

Saugus. Population, 5,084. 

Inspected April 20, 1905. 

Warden, James F. Burnham; matron, Mrs. Bumham; salary, 
$500; served here one year. Four assistants, three men and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $8,005.14; net, $462.72. 
Wooden building, with iron fire-escapes but no other fire protection. 
One sitting-room; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with eighteen beds. One 
bath-room, with cold water only. Weekly bathing insisted on. No 
water-closet ; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Five 
inmates ; men. Two do a little out-door work. Ages : one between 
40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; one between 70 and 80; one 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives 
in town. One man idiotic. Two hundred acres of land; thirty 
acres ploughed; sixty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Seekonk. Population, 1,673. 

Inspected August 23, 1905. 

Warden, Alexander Green; matron, Mrs. Green; salary, $350; 
served here one year. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $2,643.69; net, $365.14. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting- 
room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. No bath-room. No 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
No inmates. Two hundred and thirty-eight tramps during the year, 
lodged, fed, required to work one hour at odd jobs. Ninety acres 
of land; twenty acres ploughed; seventy acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts : vegetables. Although this almshouse has no regular inmates, 
and has no prospect of any, the Overseers of the Poor find the farm 
so profitable that they do not entertain the question of closing the 
almshouse or combining with other towns. 



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Sharon-. Population, 2,060. 

Inspected June 28, 1906. 

Warden, David H. Whittier ; matron, Mrs. Whittier ; salary, $300 ; 
served here one year. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $1,588.08 ; net, $141.08. Wooden building, with iron 
fire-escapes and other special fire protection. One sitting-room; six 
sleeping-rooms, with six beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in 
tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Three inmates ; two men 
and a woman. One man helps around barn; the woman takes care 
of her sleeping-room. Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; one between 60 
and 70; one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None 
have relatives in town. One man idiotic; one woman a cripple. 
Two hundred and seventy-five tramps during the year, separated 
from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to work two hours at 
wood-pile. One hundred and three acres of land; seven acres 
ploughed; twenty-eight acres tilled. Chief products: milk. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

Sherborn. Population, 1,483. 

Inspected April 12, 1905. 

Warden, Henry A. Taylor; matron, Mrs. Taylor; salary, $400; 
served here one year. No assistance. Total annual cost, $1,376.91; 
net, $1,162.82. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms ; fourteen sleeping- 
rooms, with twelve beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Four water-closets ; one privy. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, 
except at meals. Five inmates ; three men and two women. Inmates 
do no regular work; two men, if so inclined, will sweep the barn 
floor or feed poultry. Ages : one between 50 and 60 ; one between 
60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; one between 90 and 100. All 
inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. Two hundred and 
sixty-three tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, required to work three hours doing odd jobs. Seven 
acres of land ; one acre ploughed ; two acres tilled. Chief products : 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Shrev^sbury. Population, 1,626. 

Inspected January 19, 1905. 

Warden, Lorenzo D. Hartwell; matron, Mrs. Hartwell; salary. 
$350; served here six months. Warden also works out by the day, 
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paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,713.99 ; net, $649.56. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. One sitting-room, not in use at present ; twelve sleeping-rooms, 
with seven beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Three inmates; two men and a woman. The woman does general 
work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. The woman 
idiotic. Three hundred and sixty-eight tramps during the year, 
separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to saw wood 
one hour. Twenty-two acres of land; seven acres ploughed; eleven 
acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Shutesbury. Population, 382. 

Inspected June 15, 1905. 

Warden, John L. Jones ; matron, Mrs. Jones ; salary, $240 ; served 
here one year. No assistance. Total annual cost, $929.49; net, 
$587.74. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. No sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with 
eight beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. 
No separation of sexes. Four inmates ; a man and three women. 
Inmates do no work. Ages: one between 30 and 40; one between 
50 and 60; one between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. One has relatives in town. The man and one 
woman epileptic ; one woman a cripple. Eighty-seven acres of land ; 
three acres ploughed; sixteen acres tilled. Chief products: butter 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Somerset. Population, 2,241. 

Inspected May 15, 1905. 

Warden, Otis E. Bosworth ; matron, Mrs. Bosworth ; salary, $400 ; 
served here twenty-one years. Two assistants, men, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,148.06; net, $391.41. Wooden building, with 
iron fire-escapes, but having no other special fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms; eleven sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. No bath- 
room. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. 
Heating by hot water. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night 
only. Five inmates; two men and three women. One man does 
chores; one woman does light work. Ages: one between 50 and 
60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80. All inmates 
permanent. Four have relatives in town. One man a cripple. 
Forty-seven tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. Seventy acres of land ; ten acres 



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ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. 
Prescribed register kept. The drunken and filthy boarder com- 
plained of last year still remains^, and the Overseers of the Poor 
were again communicated with on the subject. On September 28, 
1905, the Board received information of the death of the inmate 
in question. 

SoMERViLLE. Population, 61,643. 

Inspected January 24, 1905. 

Warden, J. Foster Colquohoun; salary, $700; matron, Mrs. 
Colquohoun; salary, $250; served here five years. Eight assistants, 
three men, two women, and three extra men in summer, paid by 
city. Total annual cost, $6,335.87; net, $2,586.13. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms and a smoking-room; sixteen sleeping-rooms and 
two dormitories, with thirty-five beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Five water-closets. 
Heating by hot air. Lighting by electricity. Complete separation 
of sexes, except at meals. Twenty inmates; thirteen men and 
seven women. Four men work around farm, two around house; 
four women do light work. x\ges: six between 40 and 50; four 
between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; six between 70 and 80 ; 
two between 80 and 90. Nineteen inmates permanent; one tem- 
porary. Three have relatives in town. One man idiotic; two men 
and two women cripples. Fifteen acres of land ; ten acres ploughed ; 
eleven acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. A new wing recently added, materially enlarging the accom- 
modations^ at a cost of about $8,000. 

SouTHBRiDGE. Population, 10,025. 
Inspected April 25, 1905. 

Warden, William McDonald; matron, Mrs. McDonald; salary, 
$600 ; served here six years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,999.76; net, $1,627.66. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. Two sitting-rooms; thirty-two sleeping-rooms, with thirty 
beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Two water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. Sixteen inmates; 
seven men and nine women. Three men do general work; two 
women do light work, and one housework. Ages: one between 30 
and 40; one between 40 and 50; three between 50 and 60; four 
between 60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 
90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. Ten have 
relatives in town. One man and two women idiotic; one man a 
cripple ; two men blind. One hundred and thirty acres of land ; nine 



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acres ploughed ; forty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. General repairs in 
progress. 

South Hadley. Population, 4,526. 

Inspected June 16, 1905. 
Warden, John Haynes; matron, Mrs. Haynes; salary, $382; 
served here four years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $2,031.89; net, $1,040.69. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. No sitting-room; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with seventeen 
beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Three water-closets ; one priv}\ Heating by stoves and 
hot air. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. jSTine inmates; 
four men and five w^omen. Two men and three women do light 
work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; two 
between 60 and 70; three between 70 and 80; one between 90 and 
100. Eight inmates permanent; one temporary. Two have rela- 
tives in town. Two men cripples ; one man blind. Thirty-five acres 
of land; twelve acres ploughed; twenty-five acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Spencer. Population, 7,627. 

Inspected January 20, 1905. 

Warden, Charles E. Hoyt; matron, Mrs. Hoyt; salary, $500; 
served here twelve years. Two assistants, a man in summer, and 
a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,107; net, $2,545.29. 
Wooden building, witliout fire-escapes, but having other special 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; thirteen sleeping-rooms, with 
twenty-six beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Fourteen 
inmates ; ten men and four women. Three men work on farm, and 
one in house; two women do light chores. Ages: one between 60 
and 60; two between 60 and 70; eight between 70 and 80; two be- 
tween 80 and 90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. 
Five have relatives in town. One woman idiotic ; one man and one 
woman cripples. Two hundred and eight acres of land; fifteen 
acres ploughed; seventy-five acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Springfield. Population, 6,259. 

Inspected June 12, 1905. 

Warden, Lyman W. Sexton; salary, $1,000; served here sixteen 
years; matron, Mrs. Jennie Clark; salary, $360; served two years. 
Fourteen assistants, six men and eight women, paid l)y city. Total 



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annual cost, $27,145.57; net, $11,302.74. Main building of brick, 
with iron fire-escapes; brick annex, without fire-escapes; brick hos- 
pital building, without fire-escapes; building of brick, for insane, 
without fire-escapes; laundry building of brick, without fire- 
escapes. All buildings have special protection against fire. Two 
sitting-rooms, besides two used as smoking-rooms; fifty-seven 
sleeping-rooms, with one hundred and twenty-five beds. Five bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Eight 
water-closets. Heating b}^ steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Eighty inmates; fort}' -six men, thirty- 
two women, one boy, and one girl. Four men work on farm; three 
women do chores, and two work in laundry. Ages: two under 4; 
two between 21 and 30; two between 30 and 40; four between 40 
and 50; fourteen between 50 and 60; twenty-one between 60 and 
70; twenty-five between 70 and 80; ten between 80 and 90. Seventy- 
one inmates permanent; nine temporary. Twenty-four have rela- 
tives in town. One man insane; one woman epileptic; three men 
cripples; one man blind. Three nurses employed, Fifty acres of 
land ; twenty acres ploughed ; forty-two acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Sterling. Population, 1,420. 

Inspected February 24, 1905. 

Warden, Hervey M. Brown; matron, Mrs. Brown; salary, $350; 
served here one year. No assistance. Total annual cost, $2,039.69 ; 
net, $583.94. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. No sitting-room; sixteen sleeping- 
rooms, with eleven beds. One bath-room, with cold water only. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets; one privy. Heat- 
ing by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. 
Three inmates ; two men and a woman. One man does a little light 
work, and one does general work. Ages: two between 60 and 70; 
one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have rela- 
tives in towm. One man idiotic. One hundred and thirteen acres 
of land; seven acres ploughed; forty-five acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts : milk, hay, and vegetables. 

Stockbridge. Population, 2,081. 

Inspected September 21, 1905. 
Warden, Richard Dickinson; matron, Mrs. Dickinson; salary, 
$500 ; served here one and one-half years. One assistant, a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,316.08; net, $1,316.08. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms; twenty sleeping-rooms, with fourteen 



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beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
oil. Complete separation of sexes. Three inmates; a man and two 
women. Inmates do no work. Ages: two between 70 and 80; 
one between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. All have rela- 
tives in town. One woman blind. One nurse employed. Thirty 
acres of land ; four acres ploughed ; six acres tilled. Chief products : 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Stoneham. Population, 6,197. 

Inspected February 21, 1905. 
Warden, Hiram H. Lufler; matron, Mrs. Lufler; salary, $720; 
served here eleven years. Two assistants, a man in summer, and 
a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,549.88; net, 
$2,417.35. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other 
special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; fifteen sleeping-rooms, 
with eighteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. 
Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water-closets ; two privies. Heat-, 
ing by steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Six 
inmates ; five men and a woman. One man works in barn, one helps 
in house. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 : one 
between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 90; one between 90 and 
100. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives in town. One 
man idiotic. Thirty-five acres of land; five acres ploughed; twelve 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

Stoughton. Population, 5,442. 

Inspected June 28, 1905. 

Warden, Chester E. Leathers; matron, Mrs. Leathers; salary, 
$450; served here seven years. One occasional assistant, a man, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,567.07; net, $1,552.22. 
Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes, and having other special 
fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; fourteen sleeping-rooms, with 
sixteen beds. Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Nine in- 
mates; six men, two women, and one boy. Two men, one boy, and 
one woman do a little light work. Ages: one between 15 and 21; 
one between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; two between 60 
and 70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. All 
inmates permanent. Three have relatives in town. One man a 
crip])le. Eighty acres of land ; ten acres ploughed ; forty-five acres 
tilled. Chief products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 



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Stow. Population, 1,002. 

Inspected March 24, 1905. 

Warden, Cyrus M. Wliitney; matron, Mrs. Whitney; served here 
seven years. Warden pays $200 a year for lease of farm and stock, 
and boards inmates at $3 a week each; also receives 5 cents each 
for care of tramps. No assistance. Total annual cost, $846.01; 
net, $794.01. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. One sitting-room; nine sleeping-rooms, with five beds. 
No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No water- 
closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No 
separation of sexes. Four inmates; two men and two women. 
The women do light work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two be- 
tween 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. 
Three have relatives in town. One woman idiotic. One hundred and 
thirty-six tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, required to work if fed. One hundred and thirt3^-six acres 
of land; fourteen acres ploughed; eighty acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts : hay and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Sturbridge. Population, 2,058. 

Inspected April 25, 1905. 

Warden, George R. Livermore; matron, Mrs. Livermore; salary, 
$375; served here one month. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,327.05 ; net, $1,056.13. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. One sitting-room; eleven sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. 
One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Two water-closets; one privy. Heating by stoves and hot air. 
Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Five inmates; one man 
and four women. One woman washes dishes. Ages: one between 
50 and 60; one between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80; two 
between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None have relatives in 
town. One woman idiotic ; two women cripples. One hundred and 
fifty-eight tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, required to do very little work. One hundred acres of 
land; nine acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. At a recent 
meeting the town voted not to join with other towns for the purpose 
of maintaining an almshouse in common, notwithstanding the 
recommendation of the Overseers of the Poor that such combination 
be effected. 



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Sudbury. Population, 1,150. 

Inspected March 24, 1905. 
Warden, Edwin H. Tebbitts ; matron, Mrs. Tebbitts ; salary, $480 ; 
served here two years. One assistant, a man, part of the year, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $2,212.97; net, $868.91. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. No sitting-room; eight sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. 
No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No water- 
closet; three privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Five inmates ; three men and two women. 
One man and one woman do light work. Ages : two between 
21 and 30; one between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; one 
between 60 and 70. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in 
town. One woman idiotic; one man blind. Two hundred and 
seven tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, 
fed, not required to work. One hundred and sixty acres of land; 
seven acres ploughed ; twenty acres tilled. Chief products : milk, 
hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Considerable im- 
provements have been made during the past year. 

SuTTOX. Population, 3,328. 

Inspected September 29, 1905. 
Warden, Erastus C. Plummer; matron, Mrs. Plummer; salary, 
$450; served here eight years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$2,247.90; net, $914.09.^ Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room : 
sixteen sleeping-rooms, with fourteen beds. One bath-room, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water- 
closet; four privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. No 
separation of sexes. Ten inmates ; four men, five women, and one 
boy. Two men and three women do a very little work. Ages : one 
between 8 and 15; two between 21 and 30; one between 40 and 50; 
one between 50 and 60 ; two between 60 and 70 ; one between 70 
and 80; two between 80 and 90. All inmates permanent. None 
have relatives in town. One woman insane; one man, one woman, 
and one boy idiotic; one man and one woman cripples. Three 
tramps during the 3'ear, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
required to work. One hundred and forty acres of land; nine 
acres ploughed; forty acres tilled. Chief products: milk and 
veofetables. 



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Swansea. Population, 1,645. 

Inspected September 27, 1905. 

Warden, Andrew P. Campbell; matron, Mrs. Campbell; salary, 
$425 ; served here four years. One assistant, a man, and occasionally 
an extra man, paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,555.61 ; net, 
$227.84. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire pro- 
tection. One sitting-room, not in use; eleven sleeping-rooms, with 
five beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. 
No water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot water. Lighting by 
oil. One permanent inmate, an idiotic woman, between 70 and 80 
years of age, without relatives in town, who does a little work. 
Fifty-five tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. One hundred and thirty-five 
acres of land; twenty-two acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief 
products: milk and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Taunton. Population, 31,036. 

Inspected June 5, 1905. 

Warden, Edwin C. Harvey; salary, $600; matron, Mrs. Harvey; 
salary, $300; served here two 3'ears. Warden also has charge of 
city garbage collection, without extra compensation. Five assist- 
ants, two men and three women, paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$10,678.60; net, $7,991.66. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes, 
and having other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms ; seven- 
teen sleeping-rooms and two hospital rooms, with seventy-five beds. 
Five bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Seven water-closets; three privies. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Sixty-one inmates ; 
thirty-four men, nineteen women, five boys, and three girls. Twenty- 
four men work on farm and do odd jobs; six women help in house. 
Ages: three under 4; three between 4 and 8; one between 8 and 
15; one between 15 and 21; three between 21 and 30; five between 
30 and 40; four between 40 and 50; twelve between 50 and 60; 
seventeen between 60 and 70; nine between 70 and 80: three be- 
tween 80 and 90. Fifty-six inmates permanent; five temporary. 
Twenty-six inmates have relatives in town. Three men and three 
women insane; three men and three women idiotic; one man 
epileptic; two men and one woman cripples. One consumptive, 
having special treatment and diet. One hundred and sixty acres of 
land; twenty-two acres ploughed; fifty-seven acres tilled. Chief 
products: vegetables. Required register kept. 



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Tewksbury. Population, 3,683. 

Inspected February 17, 1905. 

Warden, Jeremiah K. Chandler: matron, Mrs. Chandler: salary, 
$650; served here two years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,224.19 ; net, $935.15. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms ; eight sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. 
Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Two water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Four 
inmates; men. All inmates assist in farm work. Ages: one be- 
tween 50 and 60; two between 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80. 
All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. One man 
idiotic. Seventy-five tramps during the year, separated from other 
inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. One hundred acres of 
land; fifteen acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk, hay, and vegetables. 

TowxsEXD. Population, 1,804. 

Inspected January 18, 1905. 
Warden, Benjamin W. Parker; matron, Mrs. Parker; salary, 
$500 ; served here two years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,653.36; net, $814.09. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting- 
room; twelve sleeping-rooms, with eleven beds. No bath-room. 
Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. 'No water-closet; three privies. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. 
Nine inmates ; two men and seven women. One man helps in house- 
work ; one woman washes and sews. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; 
two between 60 and 70; hvo between 70 and 80; four between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. Two have relatives in town. Two 
women insane; one woman idiotic; one man epileptic; one man a 
cripple; one woman blind. Thirty tramps during the year, sepa- 
rated from other inmates, lodged, fed, not required to work. One 
hundred acres of land ; ten acres ploughed ; thirty-eight acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. Board of Insanity notified of a troublesome insane inmate, 
who was shortly after removed to Worcester Insane Hospital, wliere 
she died April 4, 1905. 



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Tyngsborough. Population, 773. 

Inspected June 23, 1905. 

Warden, Ward A. Cobnrn; matron, Mrs. Coburn; salary, $300; 
served here three years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $1,081.84; net, $314.03. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. No sitting- 
room; eleven sleeping-rooms, with four beds. N^o bath-room. 
Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. One inmate, a man, between 
30 and 40 years of age, permanent, idiotic, has relatives in town. 
Sixty-nine tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, and not required to work. One hundred acres of land ; 
eight acres ploughed; fourteen acres tilled. Chief products: milk 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Upton. Population, 1,937. 

Inspected March 16, 1905. 
Warden, Henry G. Knight; matron, Mrs. Knight; salary, $350; 
served here one year. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $1,890.73; net, $922.35. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting- 
room, for men only ; eighteen sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One 
bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
One Avater-closet ; one priv}^ Heating by hot air. Lighting by 
oil. Four inmates; men. Three do farm work. Ages: two between 
50 and 60; two between 60 and 70. All inmates permanent. One 
has relatives in town. One man idiotic; one man a cripple. Two 
hundred and fifty acres of land ; twelve acres ploughed ; seventy-five 
acres tilled. Chief products : milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed 
register kept. 

UxBRiDGE. Population, 3,599. 

Inspected June 30, 1905. 

Warden, Lucius E. Austin; matron, Mrs. Austin; salary, $400; 
served here one month. Warden also works on town roads, without 
extra compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, $2,211.74; 
net, $1,708.21. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; eight sleeping- 
rooms, with twelve beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted 
on, — in tub in winter, in river in summer. No water-closet ; two 
privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Complete separation 
of sexes, except at meals. Eleven inmates; six men, three women, 
one boy, and one girl. Three men and two women do light chores. 
Ages : two under 4; one between 21 and 30 ; two between 50 and 60 ; 



Part III.] ALMSHOUSES. 89 

one between 60 and 70; three between 70 and 80; two between 80 
and 90. Eight inmates permanent; three temporary. One has 
relatives in town. One man blind. Seventy-five acres of land; 
twelve acres ploughed; fifty acres tilled. Chief products: vege- 
tables. 

Wakefield. Population, 9,290. 

Inspected December 9, 1904. 
Warden, George E. Donald; matron, Mrs. Donald; salary, $700; 
served here twenty- three years. Warden also delivers supplies to 
out-door poor, without extra compensation. Two assistants, a man 
and a w^oman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $4,672.93; net, 
$2,839.42. Wooden building, with fire-escapes of iron and wood, 
and other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms; thirty-two 
sleeping-rooms, wdth thirty-two beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot 
and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. 
Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated at night only. 
Fourteen inmates; eight men, four women, one boy, and one girl. 
Three men help on farm and out-door supplies; one woman washes 
dishes, and one cleans sleeping-rooms. Ages : one between 8 and 15 ; 
one between 15 and 21; one between 21 and 30; one between 30 and 
40; one between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; four between 
60 and 70 ; two between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. Thirteen 
inmates; one temporary. Two have relatives in town. Two men 
and the boy idiotic; one man a cripple. Ninety-eight acres of 
land; eight acres ploughed; twenty-seven acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Overseers of Poor 
notified regarding two able-bodied inmates, who should be pro- 
vided for elsewhere. These inmates were removed shortly after- 
wards. 

Waltham. Population, 23,481. 
Inspected January 26, 1905. 
Warden, Harrison H. Bumford ; matron, Mrs. Bumford; salary, 
$1,000; served here twenty-four years. Two assistants, women, 
paid by city. Total annual cost, $3^^528.46 ; net, $3,262.68. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. Two sitting-rooms; fifty-seven sleeping-rooms, with sixty 
beds. Four bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Five water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
gas. Complete separation of sexes. Twenty-seven inmates; twelve 
men, twelve women, two boys, and one girl. Eight men saw wood, 
look after poultry, and do farm work ; six women wash dishes, scrub 
floors, sew, etc. Ages: three under 4; two between 21 and 30; 
three between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; eight between 
60 and 70 : nine between 70 and 80 ; one between 80 and 90. 
Twonty-two inmates permanent; five temporary. Xine have rela- 



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tives in town. Two men and one woman idiotic. Nineteen acres 
of land; five acres ploughed; twelve acres tilled. Chief products: 
milk and vegetables. 



Ware. Population, 8,263. 
Inspected March 28, 1905. 
Warden, Oaks E. Bruce; matron, Mrs. Bruce; salary, $600; 
served here seven months. Two assistants, a man when needed,, 
paid by town, and a woman, paid by warden. Total annual cost, 
$3,483".92; net, $3,024.34. Building of brick and wood, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms ; thirty sleeping-rooms and two ward rooms, with twenty-four 
beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
gas. Complete separation of sexes. Fifteen inmates; eleven men, 
three women, and one boy. Two men work inside; one woman 
washes dishes, and one does light Avork. Ages : one under 4 ; three - 
between 21 and 30; two between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 
60 ; three between 60 and 70 ; three between 70 and 80 ; one between 
80 and 90. Thirteen inmates permanent; two temporary. Two 
have relatives in town. One man insane; one woman idiotic: two 
men epileptic; one woman a cripple; one man blind. Fifty-five 
acres of land ; ten acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Wareham. Population, 3,432. 
Inspected May 25, 1905. 
Warden, Nathan E. Bourne; matron, Mrs. Bourne; salary, $250; 
served here ten years. Warden is allowed to work out by the day. 
No assistance. Total annual cost, $2,114.12; net, $2,066.12. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire- 
protection. No sitting-room; six sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. 
No bath-room. Very little bathing required. No water-closet; 
two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Sexes separated 
at night only. Seven inmates; five men and two women. Two- 
men do light work ; two women help in house. Ages : one between 
30 and 40; three between 50 and 60; one between 60 and 70: two- 
between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Three have relatives 
in town. One man idiotic ; the woman epileptic. Sixty-six tramps 
during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed. re- 
quired to work half an hour sawing wood. Six acres of land; 
three and a half acres ploughed ; four acres tilled. Chief products : 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. Some recent improvements 
have been made. 



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Warren. Population, 4,417. 

Inspected July 11, 1905. 

Warden, Albert H. King; matron, Mrs. King; salary, $600; 
served here one and one-half years. One assistant, a man, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,952.30; net, $1,150.59. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting- 
room; sixteen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. Two bath-rooms, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Two water- 
closets; three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Seven inmates ; four men and three women. 
Two men do farm work, one helps in house; one woman does light 
chores. Ages: one between 21 and 30; two between 40 and 50; one 
between 50 and 60; three between 70 and 80. All inmates per- 
manent. One has relatives in town. One man and two women 
idiotic. One consumptive, not separated from other inmates, but 
having special treatment and diet. Two hundred acres of land ; 
nine acres ploughed; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief product: milk. 
Prescribed register kept. New bath-rooms and water-closets recently 
provided, at a cost of about $500. 

Warwick. Population, 619. 

Inspected September 14, 1905. 

Warden, Eugene E. Whipple; matron, Mrs. Whipple; $3.25 per 
week for each inmate; served here three years. Xo assistance. 
Total annual cost, $732.17; net, $389.93. Wooden building, with- 
out fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One 
sitting-room; eight sleeping-rooms, with four beds. Xo bath-room. 
Weekly bathing not insisted on. No water-closet; two privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Three permanent inmates, 
men, between 80 and 90 years of age, all having relatives in town. 
One man helps on farm. One man a cripple. Five tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to 
work at odd jobs. Thirty-six acres of land ; five acres plouglied : 
fourteen acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. 

Watertown. Population, 9,706. 

Inspected April 11, 1905. 

Warden, John J. Eeed; matron, Mrs. Reed; salary, $600: served 
here nineteen years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $4,677.68; net, $3,819.16. Wooden 
building, with iron fire-escapes and other special fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms; twelve sleeping-rooms, with twenty-four beds. 
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sisted on. Three water-closets; one privy. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Eight inmates; three men and five women. One man does light 
chores ; one woman scrubs floors. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; 
one between 60 and 70; four between 70 and 80; two between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. Four have relatives in town. 
One woman idiotic ; one man blind. One hundred and thirty-seven 
tramps during the year, fed only, not required to work. Thirty- 
five acres of land; fourteen acres ploughed; twenty-three acres 
tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 



Wayland. Population, 2,303. 
Inspected April 10, 1905. 
Warden, George E. Bejanson; matron, Mrs. Bejanson; salary, 
$375; served here two and one-half years. No assistance. Total 
annual cost, $1,196.46; net, $931.52. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes or other fire protection. No sitting-room; ten sleeping- 
rooms, with eight beds. One bath-room, without direct supply of 
water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No water-closet; four privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Four 
inmates; two men and two women. The women do light work. 
Ages : one between 30 and 40 ; two between 60 and 70 ; one between 
70 and 80. All inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. 
One woman idiotic. Two hundred and sixty-five tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to 
saw and split wood two hours. Thirt3'-five acres of land; eight 
acres ploughed; seventeen acres tilled. Chief products: milk, hay, 
and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The attention of the 
Overseers of the Poor was called once more to the need of a better 
system of heating. The Overseers replied that an article had been 
inserted in the warrant for the last town meeting to that effect, 
but the voters had refused to take action in the matter. 



Webstee. Population, 8,804. 

Inspected March 15, 1905. 

Warden, Job Thatcher; matron, Mrs. Thatcher; salary, $600; 
served here four years. One assistant, a man, paid by town. Total 
annual cost, $3,449.81; net, $1,821.11. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. Two sitting- 
rooms; seventeen sleeping-rooms, with eighteen beds. Three 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Three water-closets ; one privy. Heating by steam. Lighting 
by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Fourteen inmates; ten 
men and four women. Three men do farm work, two blind men 



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saw wood; three women do housework. Ages; one between 21 
and 30; two between 40 and 50; three between 50 and 60; three 
between 60 and 70; three between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 
90; one between 90 and 100. All inmates permanent. Xine have 
relatives in town. One man idiotic; two men and two women 
cripples ; two men blind. Fourteen hundred and ninety-two tramps 
during the year^ separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required 
to saw whatever wood is used. One hundred and thirty acres of 
land ; twelve acres ploughed ; fifty-two acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Wellesley. Population, 5,072. 

Inspected December 8, 1904. 
Warden, George W. Martin; matron, Mrs. Martin; salary, $500; 
served here nine months. Warden also has charge of town garbage, 
without extra compensation. Three assistants, two men and a 
woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $3,655.17; net, $1,134.50. 
Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having other special 
fire protection. Iso sitting-room; seven sleeping-rooms, with eleven 
beds. One bath-room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing 
insisted on. One water-closet; two privies. Heating by hot water. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. 
Five inmates; three men and two women. Inmates do no work. 
Ages : two between 40 and 50 ; one between 50 and 60 ; one between 
60 and 70; one between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One 
has relatives in tovm. Two men and one woman idiotic; one woman 
a cripple. Thirty-six acres of land; three acres ploughed; seven 
acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Westborough. Population, 5,400. 

Inspected September 27, 1905. 

Warden, Michael L. Lyons; matron, Mrs. Lyons; salary, $500; 
served here five years. Warden also serves as town constable, with- 
out extra compensation. Xo assistance. Total annual cost, 
$2,540.23; net, $1,917.93. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. Two sitting-rooms and a 
smoking-room ; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with twenty-seven beds. Two 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Six water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by electricity. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Twelve inmates ; seven men, four women, 
and one boy. Two men work on farm, two do light chores: two 
women help in house. Ages: one between 15 and 21; two between 
30 and 40 ; two between 50 and 60 ; three between 60 and 70 : four 
between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. Tliree have relatives. 



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in town. Three women and one boy idiotic; two men and two 
women cripples. Fourteen acres of land; six acres ploughed; ten 
acres tilled. Chief products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

West Boylston. Population, 2,314. 

Inspected February 24, 1905. 

Warden, Myron D. Potter; matron, Mrs. Potter; salary, $500; 
served here one and three-quarters years. No assistance. Total 
annual cost, $2,828.95; net, $1,094.82. Wooden building, without 
fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. One sitting- 
room; seventeen sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. One bath-room, 
without direct supply of water. Weekly bathing insisted on. No 
water-closet; three privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Sexes separated at night only. Eight inmates; three men and five 
women. One man does general work; one woman does chamber 
work, and one kitchen work. Ages : one between 21 and 30; one be- 
tween 30 and 40; one between 50 and 60; three between 60 and 70; 
two between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. One has rela- 
tives in town. One man and one woman idiotic. One consumptive, 
a man, who receives special diet and treatment. One hundred and 
eleven acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; fifty-six acres tilled. 
Chief products: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 

West Bridgewater. Population, 1,711. 

Inspected May 8, 1905. 

Warden, Augustus E. Adams; matron, Mrs. Adams; salary, $400; 
served here three years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid 
by town. Total annual cost, $4,172.95; net, $1,531.74. Wooden 
building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protec- 
tion. No sitting-room; seventeen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. 
Two bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted 
on. Two water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting 
by oil. Two inmates; men. One cares for poultry. Ages: one 
l)etween 60 and 70; one between 70 and 80. Both inmates per- 
manent. One has relatives in town. Ninet3^-three tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to 
work three hours. Sixty acres of land; twelve acres ploughed; 
thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vegetables. Pre- 
scribed register kept. 

West Brookfield. Population, 1,448. 

Inspected April 27, 1905. 

Warden, Albert E. Gladding; matron, Mrs. Gladding; salary, 
$500 ; served here nine 3^ears. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $1,988.87; net, $751.67. Wooden 



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building, without fire-escapes, but having other special fire pro- 
tection. One sitting-room, not in use; twelve sleeping-rooms, with 
nine beds. N'o bath-room. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on in 
summer only. No water-closet; two privies. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Two inmates, men, who do no work. Ages: one 
between 70 and 80; one between 80 and 90. Both inmates perma- 
nent. None have relatives in town. One hundred and forty acres 
'Of land ; nine acres ploughed ; forty acres tilled. Chief products : 
milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Westfield. Population, 12,310. 

Inspected September 21, 1905. 

Warden, Charles E. Hadsell ; salary, $500 ; matron, Mrs. Hadsell ; 
salary, $200; served here two and one-half years. Four assistants, 
"three men and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, 
^5,875.75; net, $5,511.59. Wooden building, with wooden fire- 
-escapes and other special fire protection; also a one-story wooden 
building and a one-story brick building. One sitting-room; forty 
sleeping-rooms, with forty beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and 
cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. Eight water-closets. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes, 
-except at meals. Twenty-three inmates; fourteen men and nine 
women. Five men do chores; two women do light work. Ages: 
two between 40 and 50; two between 50 and 60; four between 60 
and 70 ; eleven between 70 and 80 ; four between 80 and 90. Twenty- 
one inmates permanent; two temporary. Six have relatives in 
town. One man and one woman idiotic; one man epileptic; five 
men cripples; one woman blind and a cripple. Two consumptives, 
separated from other inmates, but without special diet. Two 
nurses employed. One hundred and fifty acres of land; twelve 
acres ploughed ; twenty-four acres tilled. Chief products : milk and 
vegetables. Prescribed register kept. The Overseers of the Poor, 
being once more notified of the need of better heating and lighting 
systems, replied that they had spent all available funds for the 
current year on street repairs, but would recommend compliance 
with the Board's suggestions at the next annual town meeting. 

Westford. Population, 2,624. 

Inspected January 18, 1905. 

Warden, Samuel H. Balch; matron, Mrs. Balch ; salary, $550; 
served here thirteen years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, 
paid by town. Total annual cost, $2,643.15 ; net, $904.64. Wooden 
building, with wooden fire-escapes, but no other fire protection. 
Two sitting-rooms; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with fifteen beds. Two 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 



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Four water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Sexes 
separated at night only. Ten inmates; five men and five women. 
Two men do outside work ; two women do general housework. Ages : 
one between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; three between 70 
and 80; three between 80 and 90; two between 90 and 100. Xine 
inmates permanent; one temporary. None have relatives in town. 
Two women idiotic ; one woman epileptic ; one man a cripple. One 
consumptive, a man, without special diet or care. Four hundred 
and sixty-nine tramps during the year, separated from other in- 
mates, lodged, fed, not required' to work. One hundred and sixty 
acres of land ; four acres ploughed ; thirty acres tilled. Chief prod- 
ucts: milk, hay, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

West Newbury. Population, 1,568. 

Inspected June 21, 1905. 

Warden, Herman E. Hersey; matron, Mrs. Hersey; salary, $450; 
served here two and one-half years. No assistance. Total annual 
cost, $940.22; net, $438.39. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room; twelve 
sleeping-rooms, with nine beds. One bath-room, with cold M'ater. 
AVeekly bathing not insisted on. No water-closets; three privies. 
Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. Two inmates, men, who do 
no work. Ages : one between 70 and 80 ; one between 90 and 100. 
Both inmates permanent. Neither has relatives in town. Sixty- 
six tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, 
fed, not required to work. Sixty-five acres of land; six acres 
ploughed; forty-five acres tilled. Chief products: butter and vege- 
tables. 

Weston. Population, 1,834. 

Inspected November 25, 1904. 
Warden, George W. Henderson. Warden is allowed free use of 
farm, in return for care of one inmate and a]l tramps, and $2 a 
week for each additional inmate. Served here nine months, and 
two years previously. No assistance. Total annual cost, $53.50; 
net, $53.50. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or other fire 
protection. Eight sleeping-rooms, with eight beds. One bath-room, 
with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing not insisted on. Two 
water-closets. Heating by stoves and hot air. Lighting by oil. 
One inmate, a man, permanent, between 60 and 70 years of age, has 
no relatives in town, does a few chores in barn. Five hundred and 
thirteen tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, 
lodged, fed, not required to work. Sixty-six acres of land; four 
acres ploughed ; twelve acres tilled. Chief products : milk and 
vegetables. 



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Westport. Population, 2,890. 

Inspected May 20, 1905. 

Warden, David A. King; matron, Mrs. King; salary, $400; served 
here eight years. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by 
town. Total annual cost, $2,865.90; net, $1,872.72. Wooden build- 
ing, without fire-escapes or other fire protection. One sitting-room ; 
eleven sleeping-rooms, wdth twelve beds. 'No bath-room. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. No water-closet; three privies. Heating by 
steam. Lighting by oil. No separation of sexes. Nine inmates; 
four men, three women, and two boys. One man does chores, one 
cares for poultry; one woman does general work. Ages: two be- 
tween 4 and 8; two between 40 and 50; one between 50 and 60; 
one between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80; one between 80 
and 90. All inmates permanent. All have relatives in town. 
One man a cripple. Forty-five acres of land; fourteen acres 
ploughed ; twenty-two acres tilled. Chief products : milk and vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. 

Weymouth. Population, 11,324. 

Inspected October 3, 1905. 

Warden, Joseph Cummings; matron, Mrs. Cummings; salary, 
$800; served here six months. Warden also has charge of town 
wood-yard, without extra compensation. Three assistants, two 
men and a woman, paid by town. Total annual cost, $11,246.60; 
net, $5,103.99. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, but having 
other special fire protection. No sitting-room, but a detached smok- 
ing-room; sixty-five sleeping-rooms, with forty-four beds. Four 
bath-rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Four water-closets; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by 
electricity. Complete separation of sexes. Thirty-one inmates; 
twenty men, nine women, and two bo3's. Nine men and four women 
do light chores. Ages : one under 4 ; one between 4 and 8 ; two 
between 21 and 30; three between 30 and 40; four between 40 and 
50; six between 50 and 60; ten between 60 and 70; four between 
70 and 80. Twenty-nine inmates permanent; two temporary. Eight 
have relatives in town. One man and one woman idiotic ; one man 
epileptic; two men cripples; one man blind. One consumptive, 
without special treatment or diet. Twenty-two tramps during the 
year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to saw- 
wood two hours. Sixty-five acres of land; eight acres ploughed; 
fifteen acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. 



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Wilmington. Population, 1,596. 

Inspected February 20, 1905. 

Warden, Harry A. Tolman; matron, Mrs. Tolman; salary, $425; 
served here two years. Warden also works on town roads, for $75 
additional compensation. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,774.79; net, $261.19. Wooden building, without fire-escapes or 
other fire protection. No sitting-room; seven sleeping-rooms, with 
seven beds. No bath-room. Weekly bathing insisted on in summer. 
No water-closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by 
oil. No separation of sexes. Four inmates; two men and two 
women. One woman does kitchen work, and one chamber work. 
Ages: one between 30 and 40; two between 60 and 70; one between 
70 and 80. All inmates permanent. None have relatives in town. 
One man and one woman idiotic. Two hundred and eighty-four 
tramps during the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, 
required to work two hours sawing wood. One hundred and fifty 
acres of land; three acres ploughed; twenty acres tilled. Chief 
products: vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

WiNCHENDON. Population, 5,001. 

Inspected January 17, 1905. 

Warden, Thomas N. Reade; matron, Mrs. Reade; salary, $450; 
served here ten months. One assistant, a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $3,117.32; net, $1,465.82. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. Two 
sitting-rooms; sixteen sleeping-rooms and two dormitories, with 
twenty beds. Three bath-rooms, with hot and' cold water. Weekly 
bathing insisted on. Three water-closets. Heating by steam. 
Lighting by oil. Complete separation of sexes. Sixteen inmates; 
eight men, seven women, and one boy. Four men help with cows 
and horses, and in making butter ; two women wash and scrub, and 
two sew. Ages: one between 8 and 15; one between 40 and 50; 
one between 50 and 60; three between 60 and 70; eight between 
70 and 80; two between 80 and 90. Thirteen inmates permanent; 
three temporary. Four have relatives in town. One woman a 
cripple. Two hundred acres of land; eleven acres ploughed; forty 
acres tilled. Chief products: butter and vegetables. Prescribed 
register partially kept. 

WoBURN. Population, 14,254. 

Inspected January 30, 1905. 

Warden, Thomas J. Begley; matron, Mrs. Begley; salary, $650; 
served here ten months. Warden also delivers supplies to out-door 
poor, without extra compensation. Four assistants, a man and three 



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women, paid by city. Total annual cost, $7,214.67; net, $3,101.90. 
Wooden building, with wooden fire-escapes and other special fire 
protection. Three sitting-rooms, two used as smoking-rooms; 
twenty sleeping-rooms and an attic, with fifty beds. Three bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Seven water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. Com- 
plete separation of sexes. Twenty-eight inmates; twenty-two men, 
three women, two boys, and one girl. Eleven men and two women 
do general house and farm work. Ages : two under 4 ; one between 
4 and 8; one between 21 and 30; four between 50 and 60; eleven 
between 60 and 70; six between 70 and 80; two between 80 and 
90; one between 90 and 100. Twenty-three inmates permanent; 
five temporary. Five have relatives in town. One man and one 
woman cripples ; three men blind. Thirty-five acres of land ; twelve 
acres ploughed; twenty-eight acres tilled. Chief products: vege- 
tables. Prescribed register kept. Eecent improvements made, in- 
cluding steam boiler and two fire-escapes. Overseers of Poor 
notified of unsatisfactory condition of attic used as sleeping-room, 
also concerning method of lighting. Overseers replied that the 
matters complained of would receive prompt attention. In answer 
to a later inquiry, the Overseers stated that the use of the attic had 
been discontinued, and that the building was about to be lighted 
by electricity. 

Worcester. Population, 118,421. 

Inspected March 16, 1905. 

Warden, Thomas T. Schouler; matron, Mrs. Schouler; salary, 
$2,000 ; served here six years. Warden also has charge of scavenger 
department, without extra compensation. Twenty-six assistants, 
fourteen men and twelve women, besides twenty-three men in 
scavenger department, all paid by city. Total annual cost, 
$42,816.09; net, $15,178.06. Brick building, with iron fire-escapes 
and other special fire protection. Six sitting-rooms, besides a 
smoking-room and a nursery; sixty-nine sleeping-rooms and six 
dormitories, with two hundred and sixty-four beds. Eighteen bath- 
rooms, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. 
Twenty-five water-closets. Heating by steam. Lighting by elec- 
tricity. Complete separation of sexes. One hundred and seventy- 
two inmates; one hundred and thirteen men, fifty-seven women, 
one boy, and one girl. Sixteen men work in shop and laundry and 
on farm; twelve women do housework and sew. Ages: two under 
4; three between 21 and 30; twelve between 30 and 40; seventeen 
between 40 and 50 ; thirty-one between 50 and 60 ; fifty-one between 
60 and 70; forty-two between 70 and 80; twelve between 80 and 
90; two between 90 and 100. One hundred and fifty-six inmates 
permanent; sixteen temporary. jSTumber having relatives in city 
not kno\\m. One man idiotic; one man and two women epileptic; 



100 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P.D. 17. Partlll. 

eleven men and ten women cripples; one man epileptic and a 
cripple. Seven consumptives, having special care, diet and treat- 
ment. Eleven nurses employed. Three hundred and seventy-eight 
acres of land; fifty acres ploughed; one hundred and twenty-five 
acres tilled. Chief products : hay and vegetables. Prescribed regis- 
ter kept. Considerable improvements under way, including extra 
bath-tubs. 

Wrentham. Population, 2,720. 

Inspected May 10, 1905. 

Warden, Jacob Bleik; matron, Mrs. Bleik; salary, $300; served 
here three years. Warden also drives school barge, without extra 
compensation. Two assistants, a man and a woman, paid by town. 
Total annual cost, $2,182.09; net, $744.17. Wooden building, 
without fire-escapes, but having other special fire protection. No 
sitting-room; fifteen sleeping-rooms, with sixteen beds. One bath- 
room, with hot and cold water. Weekly bathing insisted on. One 
water-closet; two privies. Heating by steam. Lighting by oil. 
Complete separation of sexes, except at meals. Seven inmates ; four 
men and three women. Two men do chores ; one woman does light 
work. Ages : one between 40 and 50 ; two between 50 and 60 ; two 
between 60 and 70; two between 70 and 80. All inmates per- 
manent. Two have relatives in town. One man and one woman 
idiotic ; one man a cripple. One hundred and seventy tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to 
work one hour on wood pile. Two hundred and fifty acres of land ; 
nine acres ploughed ; thirty-five acres tilled. Chief products : milk, 
ha}^, and vegetables. Prescribed register kept. 

Yarmouth. Population, 1,682. 

Inspected July 20, 1905. 

Warden, Amos Arey; matron, Mrs. Arey; salary, $350; served 
here two and one-half years. No assistance. Total annual cost, 
$1,079.72; net, $1,040.79. Wooden building, without fire-escapes, 
but having other special fire protection. One sitting-room ; eighteen 
sleeping-rooms, with twelve beds. One bath-room, without direct 
supply of water. Weekly bathing in tub insisted on. No water- 
closet; two privies. Heating by stoves. Lighting by oil. No sepa- 
ration of sexes. Four inmates; three men and a woman. One 
man works around barn. Ages: one between 40 and 50; two be- 
tween 50 and 60 ; one between 70 and 80. All inmates permanent. 
One has relatives in town. One man idiotic. Eleven tramps during 
the year, separated from other inmates, lodged, fed, required to 
work three hours. Twenty-one acres of land ; three acres ploughed ; 
seven acres tilled. Chief products : vegetables. Prescribed register 
kept. 



The Pauper Abstract 



ADDITIONAL TABLES OF VALUATION, ANNUAL COST, NUMBERS, 

ETC., IN THE FIVE STATE ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER 

THE SUPERVISION OF THE BOARD 



102 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



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105 



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Williamsburg, 
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BiUerica, 
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Cambridge, 
Carlisle, . 
ChelniKford, . 
Concord, . 
Dracut, . 
Dunstable, 
Everett, . 
Framingham, . 
Groton, . 



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